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Advisory: Media invited to sermon by esteemed pastor James A. Forbes


October 2, 2006

The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., senior pastor of the Riverside Church in New York, N.Y., will deliver a sermon in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel at 8 p.m. Oct. 8. The event is free and open to the public.

Forbes, the Harry Emerson Fosdick Adjunct Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York, is an ordained minister in both the Original United Holy Church of America and the American Baptist Churches in the USA.

He is an internationally-known preacher, and a frequent commentator on American faith and life. Forbes holds degrees from Howard University, Union Theological Seminary and Colgate-Rochester Divinity School. In 1984 and 1993, Ebony magazine named him one of the outstanding African-American preachers in the nation.

The event is the second of the university’s “Worship in Wait” series, a monthly program that brings distinguished preachers from diverse religious traditions to the university’s most recognizable landmark, Wait Chapel.

In addition, Forbes appearance at Wake Forest is also offered as a part of the university’s new “Voices of Our Time” events, which bring renowned experts to campus to explore timely issues.

Press Contacts:

Jacob McConnico
(336) 758-5237
mcconnjn@wfu.edu

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237
coxkp@wfu.edu


The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., senior pastor of the Riverside Church in New York, N.Y.
The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., senior pastor of the Riverside Church in New York, N.Y.
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