By Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black and Grammy Award winning musician, Oakwood graduate and Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Wintley Phipps will open the 2011 Pastoral Evangelism and Leadership Conference to be held at Oakwood University Dec. 4-6, 2011.
Expect powerful preaching and practical teaching, including from the U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, during the 2011 Leadership Conference at Oakwood University. (The Huntsville Times/Eric Schultz)
The conference opens Dec. 4, 6 p.m., with a concert that will feature the nationally respected Aeolians. More than 1,000 Adventist ministers and leaders from around the world are expected for the conference that offers inspiration as well as practical workshops for ministry.
Dr. Carlton "Buddy" Byrd, currently senior pastor for a church of more than 4,000 in Atlanta and incoming pastor of the Oakwood campus church, will speak on "Changing the Culture of Your Church" during the Monday morning seminars, 10:30 to noon. Other seminars include managing difficult churches and people and a Christ-centered approach to Revelation.
Seminars for ministers to Hispanic congregations will be conducted in Spanish both days, and include sessions on a pastor's finances, working with second and third-generation Hispanics, and music in church.
The conference, centered at the Oakwood campus church on Adventist Boulevard, is open to the public. The conference fee, $29, is due by Tuesday. Information, schedule and registration at PELC.cc.
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