Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. L. Gregory Jones

The Rev. Dr. L. Gregory JonesHaving served on the faculty of Duke Divinity School and as Dean before becoming Chief International Strategist at Duke University’s Fuqua-Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics, the Rev. Dr. L. Gregory Jones brings a mix of theology, social innovation and strategy to his message.

As Guest Preacher at the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, June 5 in Hoover Auditorium, he will encourage all to look at theology through the lens of everyday life.

The Rev. Dr. Jones’ sermon, titled “Live in the Spirit,” is based on Galatians 5:19-6:2. This passage draws our attention to what a life in the spirit looks like – a life of love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Between 1997-2010, he served as the eleventh Dean of the school and is on leave from his faculty position to serve as Executive Vice President and Provost at Baylor University starting July 1.

The Rev. Dr. Jones has authored and edited 16 books and published more than 200 articles and essays. His most recent book is Christian Social Innovation: Renewing Wesleyan Witness about how churches need innovative approaches that provide renewal, reestablished trust and cultivate sustainability.

In addition to the Hoover Community Worship Service on June 5, Dockside Service with Eucharist will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5 on the Pavilion East Deck.

The service will be led by the Rev. Bob Machovec preaching, “Seeing Beyond the Miracle,” based on Luke 7:11-17. All are welcome.

The Rev. Vernon Shepherd will lead a worship service at Lakeside United Methodist Church at 9 a.m.

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