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Pulpit Guests

January 14
Welcome Dr. Gary Fenton

Dr. Gary Fenton will be preaching in my absence this Sunday. Dr. Fenton is currently Senior Advancement Officer at Samford University, after having served the 7700 member Dawson Family of Faith in Birmingham, Alabama, as Senior Pastor for over 25 years. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Nazarene University and a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Fenton went on to receive a Doctor of Ministry degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Prior to moving to Alabama, Fenton served as the Senior Pastor of churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. While at Dawson, Fenton addressed thousands in central Alabama through a weekly telecast on WIAT 42. Fenton’s story-telling style of speaking and writing have made him a frequent speaker on the subject of leadership in both the not-for-profit and business communities. In addition, he also served as an adjunct professor at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham teaching graduate courses in Leadership, Church Finance, and Church Administration.

January 21

Welcome Dr. Robert Smith

Our pulpit guest for Sunday, January 21 is certainly no stranger to CrossPoint. Dr. Robert Smith has been here several times before. His most recent visit included preaching for our men during a Men’s Weekend just a few years ago.
Dr. Robert Smith, Jr. holds the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School where he teaches Christian Preaching. Previously he served as the Carl E. Bates Associate Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. A popular teacher and preacher, he received Southern’s 1996 Findley B. Edge Award for Teaching Excellence. An ordained Baptist minister, he served as pastor of the New Mission Missionary Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH for twenty years. He earned his Ph.D. while serving as pastor.
He has spoken at more than 100 universities, colleges, and seminaries in the United States, Great Britain, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. His research interests include the place of passion in preaching, the literary history of African American preaching, Christological preaching, and theologies of preaching. At Beeson, Smith teaches Christian Preaching and other electives in homiletics. He received Beeson Divinity School’s “Teacher of the Year Award” in 2005. He and his wife, Dr. Wanda Taylor-Smith, Ph.D., are the parents of four adult children (one in heaven).
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