Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Worship Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Worship Service

Wed, January 22, 2014 7:00 PM

Featured Speaker: Dr. Forrest E. Harris, President of American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to being a College president, Dr. Harris since 1988 has been the Director of Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies and serves on the faculty of Vanderbilt Divinity School. Dr. Harris is nationally recognized as being one of the most progressive scholars, theological educators and visionary for prophetic Christianity in the Black Church tradition. Dr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Knoxville College, a Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.) degree from American Baptist College, Master of Divinity (M. Div.) and Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) degrees from Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Over the past 30 years as a former pastor, branch president of the NAACP, leader of numerous community activist projects, director of black church studies at a major university, a respected preacher, teacher, and lecturer, Dr. Harris is accredited with the distinction of making a significant contribution to the academy and the church by bridging academic theology with the practical ministry needs of the church.

7:00 P.M. The Ransdell Chapel