Renowned Preacher Joel Gregory of Baylor’s Truett Seminary Will Preach Easter Sermon in London’s Kensington Temple

April 2, 2015
Joel GregoryJoel C. Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary (Robbie Rogers/Baylor Photography)

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Sermon will be streamed live and archived

WACO, Texas (April 2, 2015) — Renowned international preacher and minister Joel C. Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will give two Easter Sunday sermons at Kensington Temple London City Church, the largest church congregation in London.

Gregory’s sermon — “The Incognito Christ” — will be streamed live on Sunday, April 5, at 9 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time (3 a.m. Central Daylight Time); and also at 11 a.m. GMT (5 a.m. CDT.)

The sermon will be archived on the home page of the Kensington Temple website — www.kt.org — by Tuesday, April 7.

More than 100 nations are represented when the Kensington Temple congregation of some 15,000 people gathers.

Gregory is founder and president of Joel Gregory Ministries, an international ministry of teaching, preaching, counseling and writing. He served two terms as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

He preached his first sermon in June 1964 at age 16 and recalls that “the ministry was nothing more than a strong sense of call, a vocation that came with more concreteness and certainty than anything else in my youth.”

Gregory earned his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Baylor and a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored or edited eight books and in the last calendar year, preached or taught more than 200 times in 20 states, Greece and Oxford.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT GEORGE W. TRUETT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary provides theological education leading to the Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, the Master of Theological Studies, or the Doctor of Ministry degrees that are centered in the gospel of Jesus Christ and consistent with historic Baptist commitments to prepare persons to carry this gospel to the churches and the world. Within the M.Div. degree program, students can choose concentrations in Biblical Studies and Theology, Christian Education, Ministry Leadership, Missions and World Christianity, Worship Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Sports Ministry, and Youth/Family/Student Ministry. Truett Seminary also offers four Dual Degree programs – an M.Div./MSW and MTS/MSW through a partnership with Baylor’s School of Social Work, an M.Div./Master of Music through a partnership with the Baylor’s School of Music, an M.Div./MBA through a partnership with Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, and an M.Div./J.D. degree through a partnership with Baylor’s School of Law.

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