Join us for The 65th Garnett-Nabrit Lecture Series, March 20 – 22, 2023, at Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church (1203 Ninth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208).

 

This Year’s Theme:

Where Legacy Meets the Future … On the Road to 100

Celebrating History | Shaping the Future

AN ALUMNI REVIVAL

Jeremiah 29:10-12

 

More than 40 speakers from across the U.S. and the Caribbean will lead workshops and worship throughout the series. View the Week At A Glance below.

 

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Monday March 20, 2023

9AM | Breakfast

10:15 AM | Plenary A: “Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope” | Rev. Ella Clay (’14)

11:15 AM | Plenary B: “Politics, Policing, and the Pulpit” | Rev. Davie Tucker, Jr. (’05)

12:30 PM | Luncheon 

    • Worship Leader: Rev. DonCor Archie

      Preacher: Rev. Breonus Mitchell, Sr. (’05)

2:30 PM | Workshops

    • Reviving the Prophetic Voice of the Black Church | Rev. Timothy Careathers (’07)
    • Same Story Different Times: Preaching Post-COVID | Rev. Dr. Walter Malone
    • Passing the Flame: Alumni and Student Conversation | Rev. Dr. Chad White (’03) , Brittney Hill, and Jarren Mitchell
    • Black Church Financial Investment | Rev. LeRoy Thornton (’85)

 

5:30 PM | Panel: Where Do We Go From Here: The Future of the Black Church and Black Preacher

    • Panel Facilitator: Rev. Damien Durr (’08)

      Panelist: Rev. Jennifer Bailey & Rev. Treyvon Sinclair (’19)

6:30 PM | Evening Worship 

    • Worship Leader: Rev Robert Hall (’15) 

      Preacher: Rev. Jennifer Carner

 

Tuesday March 21, 2023

10:15 AM | Plenary A: Mental Health and the Black Church: Understanding How Our Praxis Impacts Parishioners | Pamela Merritt, LCSW

11:15 AM |  Plenary B: Keeping the Faith | Rev. Tamika Robertson (’12)  & Rev. Darrell Drumwright

12:30 PM | Luncheon

    • Worship Leader: Rev. Jeremiah Parks (’15)
    • Preacher: Rev. Dr. Danielle Brown

2:30 PM | Workshops

    • Building In Broken Times | Rev. Dr. Lisa Hammonds & Rev. Dr. Jacques Boyd

    • Conflict and Contracts: How Mismanaging Either Can Harm Your Ministry | Alicia Cottrell, Esq.

    • Social Media and Online Sanctuaries: The Future of Virtual Discipleship | Pastor Kristian A. Smith

    • Church-based Health and Wellness | Rev. Vincent Campbell

 

5:30 PM |  Panel Discussion: Bi-Vocational Ministry

    • Panel Facilitator: Rev. Derrick Jackson
    • Panelist: Rev. Joseph Strong (’18) , Dr. William Green (’85),  & Rev. Demetria McCroskey (’15)

6:30 PM | Evening Worship | Rev. George Parks, Jr. 

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 

10:15 AM | Plenary A: Maintaining Momentum in Ministry | Rev. Dr. Walter Malone

11:15 AM | Plenary B: Hope in Hectic Times | Rev. Dr. Don Darius Butler (’05)

12:30 PM |  Presidential & Alumni Memorial Luncheon

    • Worship leader: Rev. Vincent Campbell

      Special Music: Rev. Harmonie Hall

      Lecturer: Dr. Leroy Gilbert (’69)

      Preacher: Rev. Dr. Keith Russell (’81)

      Special Remarks: Rev. Dr. Julius Scruggs (’65)

      Alumni Presidential Remarks: Rev. Breonus Mitchell, Sr. (’05)