/Ferguson Pastor and Community Leader join Lenten Study conversation on race relations

Ferguson Pastor and Community Leader join Lenten Study conversation on race relations

By |2017-03-09T00:00:00+00:00March 9th, 2017|

For the third class of the Bishop's Lenten Study, Wednesday, March 15, Dr. F. Willis Johnson, Senior Minister of Wellspring Church and community leader in Ferguson, MO, will join the pivotal conversation regarding race relations in our society. 

​Dr. Johnson is well-known for his faith-oriented insights and strategies on social justice and racial understanding. He is the author of #HoldingUpYourCorner: Talking about race in your community. In 2014, he was featured in TIME magazine for his article "How to Handle a Confrontation with the Police."

Dr. Johnson counsels bishops, general board agencies, conferences and local churches across the country. He has created the offshoot Center for Social Empowerment organization as a result of his time in Ferguson. He has also served in professional ministry in Indiana and North Carolina for the last 15 years. Johnson’s writing and lecturing credits range from TIME Magazine, National Public Radio, universities and seminaries, to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History Culture. He is also Vosburgh Visiting Professor of Ministry and Social Engagement at Drew Theological School.

Class begins 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. Will you join this critical conversation? 

Here's what's been happening in class so far: Lenten Bible study invites uncomfortable conversation and breaking of barriers

Learn more about Dr. F. Willis Johnson through these resources: 

https://www.facebook.com/fwillisjohnsonjr/?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/FWillisJohnson

http://www.abingdonpress.com/holdingupyourcorner