The Leadership Institute at Allen Temple Held Inaugural J. Alfred Smith Sr. Lecture Series

From left to right: Rev. Bernestine Smith, J. Alfred Smith Sr. , Dr. Brenda Guests, Rev. Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak, Rev. Desmond Hoffmeister Former General Secretary, South African Baptist, Pastor Dante Quick. Photo by Stephen V. Brooks Photography, svbrooksphoto@aol.com

The Leadership Institute at Allen Temple held their Inaugural J. Alfred Smith Sr. Lecture Series on Saturday, October 13 at the Allen Temple Family Life Center in Oakland. The keynote speaker for this historic event was South African political activist, Reverend Dr. Allan Boesak, author of the recent book, “Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism.” The theme of the day was “Combative Love and Revolutionary Neighborliness: The Jericho Road Ministry of J. Alfred Smith Sr.”. The Institute provides a two-year, part-time course of study in Christian Ministry, focused on leadership development in the church and community. For more information, call (510) 544-3362.
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