Association of Black Students Presents Memphis Pastor at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Jan. 22, 2008

by Devany Severin, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Dr. Frank Anthony Thomas, author and pastor in Memphis, Tenn., will present a lecture titled "Where Do We Go From Here?" as a part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration hosted by the Association of Black Students at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Miller Chapel on Baylor's campus.

Thomas is currently the senior pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tenn., and has served as an ordained minister for more than 25 years. Combining his love of African-American preaching and his abilities as a scholar, Thomas teaches at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago as an adjunct professor.

Thomas also serves as the CEO of Hope For Life International, Inc., which is the owner and publisher of The African American Pulpit, a quarterly journal presenting the very best African-American preaching as well as providing practical and creative resources for those in ministry.

The author of five books, Thomas wrote What's Love Got To Do With It? Love, Power, Sex and God and also co-edited African-American Leaders Respond to An American Tragedy, after Sept. 11.

Thomas received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary, an additional Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Ind. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary, a master's degree in African-Caribbean Studies from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Thomas also will speak at 10 and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 during Chapel in Waco Hall. For more information, please contact Taryn Ozuna at (254) 710-6949.

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