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Responding with Reconciliation
Responding with Reconciliation

Sun, Nov 13



Responding with Reconciliation

Prophetic Leadership & Christian Nationalism A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Jay Augustine and Charles Watson

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Time & Location

Nov 13, 2022, 6:00 PM

Norfolk, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

About the event

Responding with Reconciliation:  Prophetic Leadership & Christian Nationalism

November 13th 2022, 6pm

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Jay Augustine, Pastor and Author, of St. Joseph AME (Durham, North Caroline) and Charles Watson, Director of Education of the Baptist Joint Committee hosted by Freemason Street Baptist Church on November 13th , 2022 at 6pm.

Copies of Dr. Jay Augustine's book Called to Reconcilation: How the Church Can Model Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion will be available for sale at the event, courtesey of Prince Books. 

About our speakers:

Dr. Jay Augustine has earned a well-deserved reputation for bringing the church into the community and community into the church, in addressing pressing social issues. Since May 2019, he has served as the senior pastor of St. Joseph AME Church (Durham, NC), while simultaneously serving, since January 2017, as the general chaplain of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Since his appointment to St. Joseph, new ministries have been birthed and many new members have joined the congregation, as it developed an outward-facing social justice focus. In addition to Dr. Augustine’s powerful prophetic preaching, under his leadership, St. Joseph has welcomed numerous social justice icons, including Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, II, Honorable Andrew Young, and Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes, Sr. Prior to serving St. Joseph, Dr. Augustine was senior pastor at Historic St. James AME Church, in downtown New Orleans, the city’s first predominately Black, Protestant church and the denomination’s oldest congregation in the Deep South.

Charles Watson Jr., originally from Millen, Georgia, is the director of education at BJC. His work is focused on expanding the base of support for religious liberty and engaging the next generation of advocates. A graduate of The Citadel, Watson earned a Master of Divinity degree at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. He previously served as the Children’s Director of Buckhead Baptist Church in Atlanta and as a hospice chaplain resident, endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Watson is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

The Freemason Street Baptist Church, rooted at the corners of Freemason and Bank streets in Downtown Norfolk, is to be an open-hearted and open-minded community of faith, rooted in the Baptist tradition. Progressive in theology yet traditional in worship, we are a diverse people united by God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ.

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