Pat Gibson and Eric MetaxasBest selling author, Eric Metaxas is the featured speaker at First Baptist Church of Charleston at 5p.m. on Sunday, January 27 and Monday morning January 28, at 10a.m. Both of his lectures followed by questions and answers will center on William Wilberforce and The Campaign to End Slavery. The program is in the church sanctuary and the public is encouraged to attend. There is no admission fee. Parking is at 48 Meeting Street across from the Richard Russell House. The author’s books will be available for purchase.

 Metaxas is the author of two New York Times bestselling biographies, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace:  William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. Bonhoeffer was named as the best Christian book of the year by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Metaxas received the Canterbury Medal, the Becket Fund’s highest honor in recognition of courage in defense of religious liberty.

The lectures celebrate the life and work of the late Dr. John A. Hamrick long time pastor of First Baptist Church and the founding president of what is now Charleston Southern University. Special music will be presented by David Templeton, minister of music and worship and Beverly Bradley, organist.  The author’s books will be available for purchase and signing. The photograph was taken by Merv Gibson.