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Founders Week Celebrations -2018: Underwood Lecture & Symposium

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Legacy and Innovation

Join us for our Founders Week Celebrations!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The annual Underwood Lecture & Symposium

organized by the Horace G. Underwood Center for Global Christianity, NBTS

(Mast Chapel)

9:00 a.m.: The Underwood Lecture
Liberating Missions: A Model for the 21st Century

Keynote Speaker – Rev. David Goatley, Ph.D

Rev. David Goatley, Ph.D
Research Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies and Director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke University
Professor Goatley is a constructive theologian whose scholarship and practice is at the intersection of ecclesiology, missiology, Black Theology and leadership strategy. A globally recognized missiologist, he emphasizes cross-cultural experiential learning with indigenous communities to deepen understanding, broaden horizons, and strengthen Christian discipleship and leadership formation through his 21 years of service as the Chief Executive officer of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Society.  He also worked for the Baptist World Alliance and the World Council of Churches. Goatley is editor of Black Religion, Black Theology: Collected Essays of J. Deotis Roberts (2003) and authored Were You There?: Godforsakenness in Slave Religion (1996, 2007), A Divine Assignment: The Missiology of Wendell Clay Somerville (2010), and Missions Is Essential (2011).

10:00 a.m.: Symposium on Global Christianity

Panel Moderator:

Dr. Terry Ann Smith., Associate Dean of Institutional Assessment & Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, NBTS26 years experience of service to Lott Carey Missions
Panel Participants:

Dr. Angelita Clifton, associate minister at Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, N J, serves in several Trauma Informed ministerial initiatives, at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, Northern State Prison and the Morris County Jail.  As 2nd Vice President of Lott Carey Women’s Department, she empowers churches to mobilize their efforts against human trafficking, both domestically and abroad including Ghana, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Ethiopia, and South Africa.  She presented the Lott Carey Ministry Model at the United Nations in 2014.

Rev. Gregory Jerome Jackson, Pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hackensack, NJ where he has labored for nearly 35 years presently serves as the newly-elected President of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Missions Convention. He also serves as part of the Baptist World Alliance and the Baptist-Islamic Taskforce and is the Moderator of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary Board of Trustees. He is the President of the Hackensack Fellowship of Black Churches.

Dr. Jacqueline E. Madison-McCreary, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Piscataway, NJ and Learning Coordinator with the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention’s Thriving In Ministry Program which is designed to support women pastors and young adult pastors to strengthen their personal and contextual intelligences that can lead them to thriving in ministry.  She also completed the Pastoral Excellence Program with Lott Carey where she spent time partnering with and learning from pastors in Guyana, Jamaica, South Africa, and the U.S. through mission immersion experiences. 
Please contact Ramona Larsen for more information:

Kindly RSVP by September 28, 2018 to or call 848-237-1707.


October 6, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 am