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AGTS Sponsors Martin Luther King, Jr. and William J. Seymour Leadership Forum

Contact: Jennifer Hall, Promotions Coordinator
Phone: (417) 268-1024
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Springfield, Mo.—February 28, 2006—The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) will host the Martin Luther King Jr. and William J. Seymour Leadership Forum with Dr. David Daniels III and Dr. Cecil M. Robeck on Thursday, March 9, 2006, in the William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS.

This leadership forum is part of a semester-long effort by AGTS to reflect on the relationship between the Pentecostal tradition and the issue of racial reconciliation. While early Azusa Street participants declared that the color line was washed away in the blood of Jesus Christ,” history would indicate that American Pentecostals have emerged largely along racial lines. This forum will use the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and William J. Seymour as lenses through which to understand the religious and social aspects of the church’s moral leadership in society.

Schedule of Events for Thursday, March 9, 2006




3-4:15 p.m. — “Martin Luther King Jr. and William J. Seymour: Spiritual Leaders of the 20th Century,” Dr. David Daniels III, Professor of Church History at McCormick Theological Seminary and First Vice Chairman of the Society for Pentecostal Studies



6-7:15 p.m. — “William J. Seymour: Model of Pentecostal Leadership,”
Dr. Cecil M. Robeck, Professor of Church History at Fuller Theological Seminary and Director of the David J. DuPlessis Center for Christian Spirituality


Look for audio recordings of these events online at after the lectureship. This event was made possible by a grant from the Louisville Institute, Louisville, Kentucky.

AGTS is one of the world’s leading Pentecostal seminaries.


Related News Articles

  • Web Article: "Reconciliation holds key to King's dream" Published in the News-Leader, January 15, 2006. (Posted 2/6/06)


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