Claflin University to Host Virtual Granville Hicks Leadership Academy for Laity and Clergy

Jan 21, 2022
On January 27-28, 2022, Claflin University will host the 30th Annual Granville Hicks Leadership Academy for Laity and Clergy. Themed "The Black Church: This is My Story, This is My Song," this event equips laity and clergy for ministry and leadership within the church. Due to the pandemic, the academy will take place via Zoom.
Special guests for this year's conference include Rev. Zachary Dillard, pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church; Rev. Dr. Sheila Elliott Hodge, pastor of Silver Hill Memorial United Methodist Church; and Rev. Dr. Allison Gise Johnson, associate professor of chemistry at Claflin University.
The Granville Hicks Leadership Academy honors the Rev. Dr. Granville A. Hicks, a 1957 Claflin graduate who has been recognized for his leadership as a pastor and district superintendent in the South Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Hicks was instrumental in creating programs to improve race relations, education and leadership development at the conference. It began as a lecture series before evolving into a leadership academy that emphasizes connections between the academy, Claflin University, and The United Methodist Church. The event empowers attendees with biblical knowledge, intellectual growth, and theological reflection.
Conference registration is $75. Click here to register for the conference.
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