In honor of the commitment of Claude H. Moore to Auburn First Baptist Church, his family has enabled the church to establish annual lectures in his name. We look forward to the next installment of these lectures on Sunday, September 25, as we welcome Dr. Emmanuel McCall. We give thanks for this opportunity and gift as a congregation.
Dr. McCall has served various churches, ministerial education, and Baptist ministry throughout the world. He has a long tenure of preaching and pastoring a local church. He has also worked diligently and prayerfully on racial reconciliation within the Baptist family and through larger, ecumenical networks. He has also taught in seminaries at the McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta as well as in Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria. He has served in various positions through the Baptist World Alliance, participating in the larger mission of the church throughout the world.
He is currently serving the First Baptist Church of East Point, Georgia. He comes to speak on “Good News for Troubled Times,” sharing some of the good work taking place around racial reconciliation. Dr. McCall will speak at 9:45 a.m. in the Mary Jim Coleman Fellowship Hall and then preach during worship at 11:00 a.m. All of the Sunday School classes from the youth to adult classes are invited to come and hear his lecture in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to bring brunch items at 9:15 a.m. as we fellowship together before Dr. McCall speaks.
We are grateful for the tradition of this church, where we gather to think deeply about our faith. We learn from one another and with one another as the body of Christ, garnering wisdom and seeking understanding, as we reach out in order to meet the needs of the world around us. We give thanks for how the Claude H. Moore Lectures allow us to live further into this tradition and for Dr. McCall who comes to speak.