Contact: Pamela Cox
Interim AVP for Communications
Virginia Union University
Baccalaureate Service will be held on Friday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Coburn Hall. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church East End in Newport News, Virginia and President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia.
Dr. Howard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and Development from Bluefield College and a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Rev. Howard earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Homiletics from the Aquinas Institute of Theology at St. Louis University. He was honored as a 2009 Joe R. Engle Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Public Policy. He is the author of Black Sacred Rhetoric: The Theology and Testimony of Religious Folk and Talk and Voices Crying Out in The Wilderness: Contemporary Theologies of Preaching both published by BorderStone Press. Dr. Howard serves on the Board of Trustees at Virginia Union University and is an adjunct instructor at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology.