Thank you for joining us today’s webinar: Developing Pastors to Reach a Diverse Community
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Our guests today were:
Craig Garriott, with his wife Maria, planted and pastored Faith Christian Fellowship for 38 years in a multi-ethnic, socio-economically diverse church in Baltimore city. Craig is Pastor Emeritus of FCF as he serves of Executive Director of BALM and is the Dean of Church Planting and Renewal and Assoc. Dean of Urban Ministry and at Metro Baltimore Seminary.
Stan Long and his wife Terri have been married 40 years and he has served a campus pastor in Maryland with InterVarsity, pastored Forest Park Reformed Presbyterian Church, an African American PCA congregation in West Baltimore, for nine years. Stan was Associate Pastor of Faith Christian Fellowship 19 years, during that time he was the Dean of LAMP Seminary in Baltimore. He is Associate Executive Director of BALM and Dean of Urban Ministry at Metro Baltimore Seminary.
Azure Kline hails from rural Utah, “farmer country, lots of cowboys and Mormons.” While earning a Master’s degree in cello performance at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel, Azure realized she wanted to serve God’s Kingdom full-time in missions. She is a music teacher with the Baltimore city schools, is a member of a PCA church, and is enrolled in Metro Baltimore Seminary’s Church Planting & Renewal track., which BALM sponsors and leads.
Shvan Zangana was born Iraq to a Kurdish Muslim family and came to the U.S. at 8 through a series of miraculous circumstances. He became a Christian as a college student when a friend invited him to church. He had planned to become an accountant, but after his conversion, he wanted to preach the gospel. He met his wife Ayla in campus ministry, and they are expecting their fourth child. He is a student in the Church Planting and Renewal track at Metro Baltimore Seminary that BALM leads.
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The Christianity Today article by Thabiti Anyabwile can be found herehttps://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2021/june-web-only/women-of-color-church-planting-crete-collective-diversity.html