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DR. JAMES FORBES felt called to speak in Charlotte during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, as he had spoken in Tampa during the Republican National Convention. Having preached at Myers Park Baptist before, he reached out to our ministers, who were happy to give Dr. Forbes the pulpit.
Dr. Forbes said that the nation was in a time of spiritual depression, not because of the economic crisis, but because of the internal conflict and animosity running through the political parties and the country as a whole. He used the text of Isaiah 58 to call the country back to into a relationship with a loving God.
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes
Scripture Text: Isaiah 58
September 2, 2012
ABOUT DR. FORBES
James Forbes, Jr. was born in Burgaw, North Carolina, son of James Forbes and Mabel Clemmons Forbes. His family moved first to Goldsboro, North Carolina then to Raleigh, where he grew up. Forbes was called to the ministry in 1956 and in 1962 he completed a Master of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
On June 1, 1989, Forbes was installed as the fifth Senior Minister of the Riverside Church, the first African American to serve as Senior Minister of one of the largest multicultural congregations in the nation. After 18 years of service, Forbes retired to become president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, a national ministry of healing and spiritual revitalization.
Myers Park Baptist Church
1900 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207-2582
(704) 372-5150 - fax
We're located across the street from
Queens University on Selwyn Avenue.
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