Rev. Jeremiah Wright to speak at Voorhees

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Rev. Jeremiah Wright to speak at Voorhees

February 16, 2016

Denmark, S.C.-As a part of Voorhees College’s Black History Month Speaker Series, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., former pastor of President Barack Obama, will be speaking on Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at Massachusetts Hall on campus during the All-College Assembly.

Rev. Wright earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Howard University. He earned a second master’s degree from the University of Chicago in divinity and earned a doctorate degree from the United Theological Seminary.

He became pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ in 1972, where he developed over 70 ministries to address the needs of the community and to enrich the lives and faith of his congregants. During his tenure, Rev. Wright grew the congregation from 87 members to more than 8,000.

After a 36-year pastoral career, Rev. Wright retired in 2008 and is currently an adjunct faculty member at the Ashland Theological Seminary, Lancaster Seminary, The Chicago Theological Seminary and The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu