Preaching to End Hunger

The Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr., is traveling the country, conveying God’s message that we can end hunger. He is preaching in churches and leading homiletics workshops for ministers, pastors, and others who also preach to end hunger.

Rev. Forbes is senior minister emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation. Before being called to Riverside’s pulpit, Forbes spent 15 years as a professor of preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.  Because of his extensive career and his charismatic style. Forbes is often introduced as the preacher’s preacher. In 1996, Newsweek recognized him as one of the 12 “most effective preachers.”

Check Rev. Forbes’ schedule below to see if he is coming to a church near you.

Sunday, Oct. 6

    Service at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church (9:45 AM and 11:15 AM)
    302 Hibben St
    Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

    Sermon: We Are Called to End Hunger
    Afternoon Ecumenical Service at St. James Presbyterian Church
    1314 Secessionville Road
    Charleston, South Carolina 29412

    For time and to preregister, contact LaMarco Cable.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Thursday, Oct. 17

Friday, Oct. 18

Friday, Oct. 26

Saturday, Oct. 27

Sunday, Oct. 28

Saturday, Nov. 2

    Homiletics Workshop: Preaching to End Hunger
    New Hampshire

    For time and to preregister, contact Sarah Rohrer.

Sunday, Nov. 3

    Sermon: We Are Called to End Hunger
    New Hampshire

    For time and to preregister, contact Sarah Rohrer.

November 10

Saturday, Nov. 23

Sunday, Nov. 24

Saturday, Dec. 7

    Homiletics Workshop: Preaching to End Hunger
    St. Paul's MB Church
    1123 Center St
    Racine, Wisconsin 53403

    For time and to preregister, contact Matt Gross.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Saturday, Dec. 14

    Homiletics Workshop: Preaching to End Hunger
    Covenant United Church of Christ
    1130 E. 154th St.
    South Holland, Illinois 60473

    For time and to preregister, contact Diane Ford Dessables.

Sunday, Dec. 15

    Sermon: We Are Called to End Hunger
    Covenant United Church of Christ
    1130 E. 154th St.
    South Holland, Illinois 60473

    For time and to preregister, contact Diane Ford Dessables.

 About Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr.

Rev. James Forbes is the Harry Emerson Fosdick distinguished professor at Union Theological Seminary, senior minister emeritus of the Riverside Church, and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation.

From 1989 to 2007, Forbes served as senior minister of Riverside Church. He was the first African-American to serve as minister to its interdenominational, multicultural congregation.

Before being called to Riverside’s pulpit, Forbes spent 15 years as a professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.  Because of his extensive career and his charismatic style. Forbes is often introduced as the preacher’s preacher. In 1996, Newsweek recognized him as one of the 12 “most effective preachers.”

From 1992 to 2007, Forbes was the co-chair of A Partnership of Faith, an interfaith organization of clergy among New York’s Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim communities. He is past president of the Martin Luther King Fellows.

Forbes was born in 1935 in Burgaw, N.C., the son of a Pentecostal minister. He is married to Bettye Franks Forbes of San Antonio, Texas. They are the proud parents of James A. Forbes III.

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