Dr. David Dockery is the featured speaker for the 20th. Annual John A. Hamrick Lectureship at First Baptist Church of Charleston on January 18 and 19. His theme is “Worship Then and Now.”

Dr. Don Gardner, an alumnus of Union University, will introduce Dr. Dockery at 5p.m. on Sunday January 18. Special music will be provided by David Templeton, Minister of Music.  A book signing and reception will follow.

Dr. Doug Hunter, Executive Director of the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership at Charleston Southern University will introduce the speaker on Monday, January 19 at 10a.m. A question and answer period will follow both lectures.

Dr. Dockery is currently the president of Trinity International University. Previously he served for 18 years as president of Union University (Baptist) in Jackson, Tennessee. He has also served as Chief Academic Officer at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he was  Professor of Theology and New Testament. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books including: Renewing Minds, Faith and Learning, Biblical Interpretation Then and Now, Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, Christian Leadership Essentials, and Great Traditions of Christian Thinking. He served on the Board of Christianity Today International. For Prison Fellowship Ministries.

Dr. Dockery earned degrees from The University of Alabama/Birmingham, Grace Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Texas University System.

The Lectureship is presented free to the public to honor the work of Dr. John A. Hamrick, who served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Charleston for 29 years and was the founding president of what is now Charleston Southern University. It is supported by contributions.

First Baptist Church, the oldest Baptist congregation in the South, is located on lower Church Street. The parking is located at 48 Meeting Street just across from the Russell House. The public is invited to attend. For further information contact Lori Lethco at 843-722-3896 ext. 22 or consult the church web site at www.fbcharleston.org.

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