Celebrating Black History: A Pentecostal Journey of Resilience and Triumph

Event Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Cleveland, TN - The Center for African Descent Studies (CADS) at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS) is delighted to announce the upcoming event, "Celebrating Black History: A Pentecostal Journey of Resilience and Triumph." This event is a collaboration with the African Descent Ministries Council (COG), the Intercultural Ministry Department (COG), and Mason Theological Seminary (COGIC). It symbolizes a profound celebration of Black History Month, emphasizing the resilient spirit and rich heritage of Black Pentecostalism.
The event's schedule is thoughtfully curated to offer a holistic experience of spiritual enrichment and communal celebration.

Chapel Service: February 7, 2024, at 11:00 AM, at Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS) with Guest Speaker Dr. William Turner.

  • Luncheon: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, at Pentecostal Theological Seminary (PTS) featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Eric Williams from Duke University.
  • Evening Celebration: 6.30 - 8:30 PM at Stone Chapel with Guest Speaker Bishop Jonathan Zeigler, Senior Pastor, National COG.

Special musical performances will include Evangelist Janice Hill, Lee Evangelistic Singers, Psalmist Elder (Dr) J. Anthony Taylor and Praise, from Greater Community COGIC, adding a profound depth of worship and celebration to the event.
Dr. Michael Baker, President of PTS, highlighted the significance of the event, stating, "This gathering is a profound acknowledgment of the resilience, spirituality, and transformative impact of people of African descent in our church. It's a privileged opportunity for PTS to honor and celebrate the monumental contributions of the African Descent community.”
Dr. Clifton Clarke, Executive Director of CADS, expressed his enthusiasm, remarking, "As we come together to mark this historic occasion, we are not just reminiscing; we are illuminating the present and inspiring the future.  Dr. Kenneth Hill, Chairman of CADS, conveyed his sentiments, saying, “This celebration is a testament to the strength and spirit of the Black Pentecostal community in the Church of God.”  Dr. James McIntyre, Director of the Church of God Intercultural Ministries Department, reflected on the event's significance, stating, "This gathering is a crucial juncture for us to unite, and celebrate our shared heritage as Black Christians in the Pentecostal tradition to which all are invited.”

As February 7th approaches, the Pentecostal Theological Seminary extends a warm invitation to all to join in this celebration of heritage, faith, and community, marking a new chapter in the journey of understanding, appreciating, and embracing the rich tapestry of Black Pentecostalism.
For more information, event details, and luncheon registration, please email Victory Minay at vminay@ptseminary.edu, or phone: 423-478-7726.




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