PROGRAM TITLE --
“It Starts With Me: Shifting Priorities To Create The Beloved Community"
Scripture Focus -- Leviticus 19:15 NRSV
GREGORY C. ELLISON II, Ph.D.
...the PROCLAIMER for the MLK Celebration 2022 is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and is a highly sought-after, engaging, and insightful speaker.
Gregory is a product of the Atlanta Public School System and a proud alumnus of Frederick Douglass High School. On May 10, 1999, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University, where he was inducted into the Emory College Hall of Fame; the first black male bestowed with that honor. Gregory continued his educational journey at Princeton Theological Seminary as a Presidential Scholar where he received his Master of Divinity degree and Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology. Ten years after graduating, he returned to Emory to join the faculty of Candler School of Theology. He is currently an associate professor of pastoral care and counseling. In his second of teaching at Candler, Gregory was awarded Faculty Person of the Year (2010-2011). Three years later Gregory received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, Emory University’s most prestigious faculty teaching honor. He is author of Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men and Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice and is the editor of Anchored in the Current: Discovering Howard Thurman as Educator, Activist, Guide, and Prophet. He is an ordained Baptist minister who has served on the ministerial staffs at both Methodist and Presbyterian churches. Gregory cherishes most the strong convictions he holds toward family, fraternity brothers (of Kappa Alpha Psi) and friends. On June 14, 2003, he was married to Antoinette Greenaway-Ellison and is the proud father of Gregory III and Anaya.
MLK Service Projects
FOODBANK and COAT DRIVE
Join us for our annual MLK Service Projects. Drop off date is Jan. 15 for food bank items and for winter coats and accessories, in the Orange Parking Lot.
Download Food Bank Grocery Store List HERE
Please make plans to assist with accepting donations of food and gently used hats, coats and blankets on Sat., Jan. 15th @ 10 am at Ben Hill UMC.