LTS, Bread for the World host Dr. Forbes June 29


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Lexington, Ky., June 25, 2013 – The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr., a nationally-recognized, powerful voice in the fight against world hunger, will lead a roundtable workshop at Lexington Theological Seminary, 631 S. Limestone, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. His visit is co-sponsored by Bread for the World.

Dr. Forbes will preach at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Central Christian Church, corner of Martin Luther and E. Short Street.

“LTS is pleased to have Dr. Forbes on campus and to offer this workshop in partnership with Central Christian Church,” said LTS President Charisse L. Gillett.

Dr. Forbes is the Harry Emerson Fosdick distinguished professor at Union Theological Seminary, senior minister emeritus of the Riverside Church, and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation.
From 1989 to 2007, Forbes served as senior minister of Riverside Church. He was the first African-American to lead its interdenominational, multicultural congregation.

Before being called to Riverside’s pulpit, Forbes spent 15 years as a professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Because of his extensive career and his charismatic style. Forbes is often introduced as the preacher’s preacher. In 1996, Newsweek recognized him as one of the 12 “most effective preachers.”

From 1992 to 2007, Forbes was the co-chair of A Partnership of Faith, an interfaith organization of clergy among New York’s Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim communities. He is past president of the Martin Luther King Fellows.


Lexington Theological Seminary is an accredited graduate theological institution of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Consistent with the Disciples’ historic commitment to Christian unity, the Seminary is intentionally ecumenical with students, faculty, staff and trustees of various denominations. The Seminary has been preparing leaders for the church since 1865. For more information, visit