Speakers and Musicians

"Prophetic Preaching in Times of Change"

2016 Festival of Homiletics - Atlanta, GA

We have gathered together highly respected experts in homiletics from across the country to demonstrate the finest preaching and cutting-edge thinking about the church and culture. The diversity of the speakers and performers allow you to hear many perspectives all aimed at inspiring you in your role of proclaiming the gospel. Check out the stellar line-up...

Jennifer Ackerman

Pastor, Worship Leader Associate Director, Ogilvie Institute of Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

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Joanna Adams

Retired pastor in the Presbyterian church and co-founder of Higher Ground

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Anthony Bailey

Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

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Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

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Edgardo Colón-Emeric

John Wesley Fellow and Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School

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Sharyn Dowd

Retired Baptist pastor and former teacher of New Testament studies at Lexington Theological Seminary and Baylor University.

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Teresa Fry Brown

Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology and Associate Pastor of New Bethel AME Church

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Karoline Lewis

Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

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John McCutcheon

American Folksinger

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Alyce McKenzie

Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Director, Center for Preaching Excellence

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Joy J. Moore

Assistant Professor of Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary and academic liaison to the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies.

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Jake Myers

Adjunct Preaching Instructor, Candler School of Theology and Columbia Theological Seminary

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Heidi Neumark

Author, Speaker and Pastor, Trinity Lutheran of Manhattan

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Julie Pennington Russell

Pastor, First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC

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Leonard Pitts

Award-winning Columnist, College Professor, Radio Producer and international lecturer

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Timothy Ross

Pastor, Hopwood Christian Church and Adjunct Professor, Emmanuel Christian Seminary

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Scott Simmons

Mission Developer of Lydia's Place, St. Paul, MN and Assistant Pastor at St. James Lutheran Church, Burnsville, MN

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Kevin Strickland

Assistant to the Presiding Bishop/Executive for Worship of the ELCA

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Lamont Anthony Wells

Director for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop, Metropolitan New York Synod - ECLA

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Will Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School

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Lauren Winner

Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality, Duke Divinity School; Priest Associate at St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Author

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