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Global Pentecostalism Center

Preaching Symposium Event

Preach That: A Symposium on Preaching in the Black Church

Co-hosted by the Global Pentecostalism Center at Southeastern University
and the Church of God Florida Cocoa

Friday, February 24 | $30 per person

Includes all sessions, a lunch voucher for the cafeteria, reserved parking, and a complimentary book, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration in Preaching

Southeastern University
1000 Longfellow Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801

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Friday, February 24

8:00 – 8:50


9:00 – 10:15

Plenary Session 1 — Bishop Anthony Pelt, Sr. : The Value and Legitamacy of Black Preaching

10:15 – 10:30

Break (refreshments provided by the Cocoa State Office of the Church of God)

10:45 – 12:00

Plenary Session 2 — Panel: The Value of Education
(Panelists: Joel Brown, Taylor Jackson, Robby Waddell, and Bishop Anthony Roberts moderating)

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch (provided for registered guests in the university cafeteria)

1:30 – 2:45

Breakout Sessions
1. Multigenrational ministry
2. Preaching as a prophetic voice in society
3. Multiculturalism

2:45– 3:15

Break (refreshments provided by the Global Pentecostalism Center)

3:15 – 5:00

Plenary Session 3 — Bishop Anthony Gillard: Preaching as Celebration

Our Speakers

We are excited to welcome these distinguished speakers to this event.

Bishop Anthony Pelt

Administrative Bishop,
Florida-Cocoa Church of God

Bishop Anthony Gilyard

Jurisdictional Prelate,
Church of God in Christ
Jurisdiction of Southwestern Florida

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