2016 Bast Preaching Festival
Proclaim! Celebrating the Word of God through Preaching
November 6-7, 2016 at Western Theological Seminary
Featuring Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas
Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas comes to us with 31 years experience serving as the Senior Pastor for two remarkable congregations: New Faith Baptist Church of Matteson, IL and Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church of Memphis, TN. He currently serves as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and the Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. He also taught preaching at McCormick Theological Seminary and Memphis Theological Seminary and wrote the homiletic classic, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration In Preaching. With his long history of excellence in preaching and preaching method, Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas was inducted into the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College in 2003. He co-edited Preaching With Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present. This critically acclaimed book offers a rare view of the unheralded role of the African American preacher in American history. Thomas is also the author of several other books on subjects from matters of prayer to spiritual maturity.