Massey, Ogilvie Featured In Global
Davidson, Turner Complete Satellite Event Originating at Walla Walla University
PREACH Seminar April 22
our leading communicators of the Gospel are expected to reach a global audience April 22 when the Ministerial Association of Seventh-day Adventists hosts a global satellite broadcast seminar focusing on preaching.
Speakers confirmed for the event are James Earl Massey, Lloyd John Ogilvie, Jo Ann Davidson, and Laurence Turner, who will also participate in a panel discussion. The program will feature call-in, e-mail and fax questions to the panel, who will answer during the broadcast session.
Massey is the son and grandson of ministers, and for 22 years was the senior and founding minister of the Metropolitan Church of God, a large multicultural, mission-oriented congregation in Detroit. He was also elected for a five-year period to be the speaker on the “Christian Brotherhood Hour”—a weekly international program that aired on more than 140 radio stations. More than 140 colleges, universities, and seminaries have invited him to preach or lecture. In 2006 Christianity Today named him one of the “25 Most Influential Preachers of the Past 50 Years.”
Pastor emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, California, Lloyd John Ogilvie was the 61st chaplain of the United States Senate in Washington, D.C. He was named in the 1996 Baylor University’s worldwide survey as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world. Recently, Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, established the Lloyd John Ogilvie Preaching Institute and the Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching.
Jo Ann Davidson teaches at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, located at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and was the first female professor in Theology Department. Davidson has authored articles in Adventist Review, Signs of the Times, and the Journal of the Adventist Theological Society, as well as the book Jonah: The Inside Story.
Laurence Turner is Principal Lecturer in Old Testament Studies and Director of Research Degrees at Adventist-owned Newbold College, Bracknell, England. Turner’s main area of research and publishing has been the book of Genesis, on which he has published three books and contributed to major reference works and journal articles. He is very highly regarded as an expository preacher and enjoys expounding the Old Testament in a contemporary Christian context.
According to Anthony Kent, Ministerial Association associate secretary and director of the PREACH series, this year’s program, ‘The Passionate Preacher,’ will air live in North America from 1:00 – 4:30 PM, Eastern time from the campus of Walla Walla University in Washington State.
Sponsored by the ministerial group as well as its Ministry magazine, the PREACH seminar is designed to bring continuing education to pastors of all denominations. The 2007 event was broadcast from England.
"We want to help preachers and clergy with their professional development and spiritual growth," Kent said.
The 2008 seminar will be available via satellite feed on various outlets of the Hope Channel, the Seventh-day Adventist Church's television network. It is free to churches and seminaries with satellite-receiving equipment. It will also be streamed through www.hopetv.org, and will later be available on DVD.