Nationally Renowned Reverend Doctor Howard-John Wesley to be guest speaker.
The Asheville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will host the 78th Middle Eastern Province Council meeting March 28–30, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Resort.
On Friday, March 29, from 7–9 p.m., the public is cordially invited to hear guest speaker Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley.
Dr. Wesley is regarded as one of the most prolific and prophetic voices of justice and grace of his generation, known to challenge the mind and inspire the heart. Three of Dr. Wesley’s sermons, “When the Verdict Hurts,” “A Rizpah Response” (with the black hoodie he donned while preaching this sermon), and “Tell Your Own Story,” will be archived in the faith-based collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, DC. His sermon, “When the Verdict Hurts,” was acknowledged by Time magazine in 2013.
A 1994 magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, Dr. Wesley double-majored in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. After his first year in medical school, he yielded to God’s call to serve God’s people; he enrolled in the Boston University School of Theology, where he was a Martin L. King, Jr. Scholar and a 1997 summa cum laude graduate, concentrating on Biblical Studies and African American religious history.
His passion for and excellence in preaching has afforded him the opportunity to serve as an adjunct professor at Hartford Seminary, Boston University, and Virginia Theological Seminary.
Dr. Wesley is the pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church of Alexandria, Virginia, the eighth pastor to be installed in the historic church’s 212-year history. He celebrated his 30th year in the ministry on November 29, 2019.
A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Dr. Wesley is an avid golfer who also enjoys movies, reading, and working out. He is the proud father of two beautiful sons, Howard-John, II and Cooper Reece.