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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 AM–8:50 AM


9:00 AM–10:15 AM

Plenary Session 1 — Bishop Anthony Pelt, Sr. — The Value and Legitimacy of Black Preaching
Tuscana Ristorante – Salon B

10:15 AM–10:30 AM

Break — Refreshments provided by the Cocoa State Office of the Church of God

10:45 AM–12:00 PM

Plenary Session 2 — Panel: The Value of Education
Panelists: Bishop Joel Brown, Taylor Jackson, Robby Waddell, and Bishop Anthony Roberts moderating
Tuscana Ristorante – Salon B

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

Lunch — Provided for registered guests in the university cafeteria

1:30 PM–2:45 PM

Breakout Sessions
1. Multigenerational Ministry with Lexis Willis — Buena Vida East Room E231
2. Preaching as a Prophetic Voice in Society with Bishop James Andrews — Buena Vida West Room W105
3. Multiculturalism with Dr. Bridget Lee — Academic Building A115

2:45 PM–3:15 PM

Break— Refreshments provided by the Global Pentecostalism Center

3:15 PM–5:00 PM

Plenary Session 3 — Bishop Anthony Gillard: Preaching as Celebration
Science Building Room S107 (Lecture Hall)

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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