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For Immediate Release 
Contact: Odessa Hines
Phone: 919-546-8268 


Divinity School Hosts 39th Annual Ministers’ Conference  

RALEIGH, NC (March 19, 2012) – Shaw University’s Divinity School today welcomed hundreds of ministers, seminary students and church members from around the country to the annual Alexander/Pegues Ministers' Conference. Now in its 39th year, the conference honors former Shaw Divinity School Dean Rev. Dr. James Z. Alexander and former chair of the university’s Philosophy and Languages department, Rev. Dr. Albert W. Pegues, a legendary 19th century scholar, preacher, orator and philosopher.  

This year’s conference features a variety of lectures and presentations around the theme of “Preaching with clarity in an age of uncertainty.” Conference speakers include Rev. Dr. Charles Booth, pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus, OH and Rev. Dr. John Kinney, dean of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology in Richmond, VA. Attendees can participate in several workshops during the conference including “Effective Christian Leadership” facilitated by Dr. James McPherson and “Writing in Ministry for Publications” led by Rev. Dr. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan. 

The conference begins today and runs through March 22. On-site registration is available. 



 Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the first historically black university in the South. Shaw is a private, co-educational liberal arts university that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.