Posted by: StrongStakes | October 7, 2009

Dolphus Weary is our guest Monday night

What did rural Mississippi have to offer a young black man in the 1960s?  He could stay in the system and live in poverty, he could join the civil rights movement and protest, or he could leave.

Dolphus Weary chose the latter, stating, “Someday I’m leavin’ Mississippi and I ain’t never comin’ back.” Dolphus did leave in 1969 and became one of the first black students ever to graduate from the previously all-white Los Angeles Baptist College.   Subsequently, he has earned a M.R.E., a M.Ed. and a D.Min.

He also returned to Mississippi to work with Mendenhall Ministries, a multi-faceted, Christian Community Development organization, where he served for 27 years.

Currently, Dolphus divides a busy schedule between two organizations:

  • Rural Education and Leadership (R.E.A.L.) Christian Foundation – connecting economic and technical resources with rural Christian ministries.
  • Mission Mississippi – a racial reconciliation ministry that encourages unity within the Body of Christ in the state of Mississippi.

He also serves on the boards of multiple organizations, including Belhaven College, Catholic Charities, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and WorldVision.

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Dolphus is a long-time friend, with whom Deb and I ministered in Mississippi.  The title of his talk is “The Church as God’s Agent of Reconciliation.” He is a tremendous resource person, as well, in terms of church-based ministries to effectively reach the poor for Christ.  There will be ample time for Q&A, too.

Feel free to bring guests.  Please note the time:  6-8 pm.

~ tr

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