Hampton University Hosts 105th Ministers’ Conference June 2nd-7th HAMPTON, Va.

HAMPTON, Va — The 105th Annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and 85th Annual Choir Directors’ and Organists’ Guild Workshop will convene on the campus of Hampton University from June 2-7. The Hampton University Ministers’ Conference is the largest gathering of interdenominational African-American clergy of its kind in the world.

The theme for this year’s conference is “A Call to the Church From a Community in Crisis.” The core Bible verse for this year’s conference comes from Mark 9:29 “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” 

Rev. Dr. William Houston Curtis, Senior Pastor at Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pa., will serve as this year’s conference preacher. Other nationally acclaimed speakers for the conference include Rev. Dr. Charles E. Goodman Jr., Senior Pastor/Teacher of The Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church of Augusta, Ga.; Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney Chair in Moral Leadership at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Ga.; Rev. Dr. Jessica K. Ingram, Episcopal Supervisor for the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; Rev. Dr. Michael E. Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; Bishop Frank A. White, Pastor Zion Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Freeport, N.Y.; Rev. Dr. Joseph D. Clemmons, Pastor of Historic First Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Evangelist Vandalyn Kennedy, Youth Pastor of Mount Sinai Cathedral Church of God in Christ of Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Dr. Debra L. Haggins, Conference Executive Director, believes, “Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Dr. William Houston Curtis, both prolific and prophetic orators, will infuse the atmosphere of the 105th interdenominational gathering of clergy  with the power to return their congregational contexts with a more informed theology and many additional skills needed to confront the challenges and the crises facing our communities and the world at-large.

The enduring vision of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference is to be a model of non-sectarian interdenominational cooperation in the African-American church and in the world. The conference’s mission is to build and promote the kingdom of God on earth and serve as an opportunity for leaders to come together for an intense time of fellowship, spiritual renewal and discussion of those problems all minsters share together. The on-site registration fee is $225. 

For information or to register, please call (757) 727-5681, email ministersconference@hamptonu.edu or visit http://minconf.hamptonu.edu.

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