Racial Reconciliation Event

Noted Theologian to Speak at New Community Church

A noted theologian and author will speak at New Community Church in LaGrange on Sunday morning, June 8th at 10 a.m.  Dr. Dwight Perry, a renowned speaker on the topics of racial reconciliation and spiritual unity, will conclude the church’s current series, A Long and Winding Road, with his message entitled “Come Together:  The Search for Unity.”

Dr. Perry is a professor of pastoral studies at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.  Prior to coming to Moody, Dr. Perry served as a denominational executive with the Baptist General Conference and as senior and associate pastor in several churches in Illinois.  Dr. Perry currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Bethel College and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He has spoken to churches and other types of groups for the past 25-plus years and is passionate about proclaiming God’s Word:  The Bible.

As a teacher in the area of homiletics, Dr. Perry is one of the premier expository preachers in the United States today.  He is the first African American to graduate with an earned PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.  He is the author of Breaking Down Barriers:  A Black Evangelical Explains the Black Church.  His newest release, Building Unity in the Church of the New Millennium, focuses on discrimination in the evangelical church in the areas of race, class, gender, age and physical disabilities and is a landmark book in the area of practical theology.

Dr. Perry and his wife, Dr. Cynthia Perry, who serves as a professor in the school of education at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, are the parents of four children and minister together throughout the country both in marriage conferences and other ministry settings.

Using drama, multi-media, contemporary music, and a message that connects with people’s lives, New Community Church expresses the ageless wisdom of Scripture in a creative, yet straightforward way.  People who haven’t attended church, or for some reason have quit going to church, are often surprised at how meaningful these services are to them.  In fact, they’re specifically designed for those who are checking out what it really means to have a personal relationship with Jesus. (But here’s a secret: Even long-time Christians find these services invaluable to their spiritual and personal growth.)  The church’s creative children’s program, Promiseland, and student ministry run concurrently with the 10 a.m. Sunday morning service.

New Community Church is located at 1200 S. Davis Road in LaGrange.  More information can be obtained from their website at www.ncclagrange.com or by phoning the church office at (706) 882-9270.

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