Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS)and Nyack’s Center for Racial Reconciliation (CRR) will kick off Black History Month by welcoming guest speaker Dr. John Perkins. Dr. Perkins is the founder and president of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation (formerly called the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development) as guest speaker for a virtual chapel service on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The service will be broadcast on Zoom from 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM. (Log on and use ZOOM ID: 983 7393 2126; PASSCODE: 984848), Nyack College Facebook Live, and YouTube.
From 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM, Dr. Nathaniel Perez, director of the Center for Racial Reconciliation, will interview Dr. Perkins on Zoom, followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Dr. Perez; C&MA Metro District Superintendent, Kelvin Walker and professor of Theology and Bible at Nyack College, Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah.
In May 2007, Nyack College presented John Perkins with an honorary Doctor of Divinity and inducted him into the Nyack President’s Hall of Distinction. This son of a sharecropper and third-grade dropout is the recipient of 15 honorary doctorates in recognition of his work as a pioneer in community development.
Dr. Perkins is an internationally known speaker and teacher on racial reconciliation and leadership. For more than four decades, he and his family have ministered to the poor through several grass roots level initiatives that he spearheaded, among them Harambee Christian Family Center (HCFC) in Northwest Pasadena, CA; Mendenhall Ministries in Mendenhall, MS; Voice of Calvary Ministries in Jackson, MS; Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF) and Christian Community Development Association (CCDA).
Mark your calendar now! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the wisdom of a treasured elder in the global community!