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46th Annual Alexander/Pegues Minister's Conference

Join the Shaw University Divinity School for a historic national gathering to rise to the present moment during the 46th Annual Alexander-Pegues Minister's Conference. The conference will take place on April 10-12, 2019, in the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel in the heart of campus.

Registration Fee

  • $100 - General Registration
  • $50 - Shaw Faculty and Staff
  • $50 - One Day Registration
  • $75 - Groups of 10 or more
  • Free - Students with Valid Student ID (registration required)

Optional registration via mail by April 1 to:
Shaw University Divinity School
Minister’s Conference
118 E. South Street | Raleigh, NC 27601


Vendor registration is $100. Contact Pat Powell at (919) 546-8324 for vendor information.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, April 10

9:00 a.m. - On-site Registration (Roberts Science Building)

12:00 p.m. -  Alumni gathering and fellowship (Estey Auditorium)

2:30 p.m. - Opening Plenary
Dr. Leslie Callahan, Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA

3:30 pm Social Justice Engagement with Rev. Al Sharpton
Founder & President, National Action Network 

7:00 p.m. -  Evening Worship Service
Dr. Leonzo Lynch, President, General Baptist State Convention, Inc. Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC 
Featuring: The Salvation and Deliverance Choir

Thursday, April 11

8:00 am - Registration

9:00 am - Morning Worship
Dr. Classy Preston, Pastor, Mt. Pleasant Church, Cary, NC

10:00 am - Thriving In Ministry Workshop

11:00 am - Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Late Dr. Gardner C. Taylor
Dr. Otis Moss, III, Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, IL

2:30 pm - State of the Black Church Panel Discussion

7:00 pm - Evening Worship
Dr. Debra Haggins, Executive Director, Hampton Minister’s Conference
Featuring: The Jewels for Jesus Children’s Choir, Gethsemane SDA Church

Friday, April 12 

9:00 am -  Opening with Rev. Dr. William Newkirk, Alumni Pastor
Oak City Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC

10:00 am - Plenary Lecture

12 noon - Freedom Luncheon and Dean’s Address
*Awards and Presentations