An Evening with Dr. John Perkins
Published: 2013-10-01

The Office of Spiritual Development and Church Relations is pleased to welcome Dr. John Perkins to campus for a special service on October 24, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene. Dr. Perkins, a noted civil rights activist and community developer, will be joined by the ENC Gospel Choir. Dr. Perkins will also speak in chapel on Friday, October 25; all are welcome to campus for these free events.

The son of a Mississippi sharecropper, Dr. Perkins and his wife founded Mendenhall Ministries in 1960 to help the poor in rural Mississippi meet their own needs. They later moved to Jackson, Miss., where they founded Voice of Calvary Ministries to provide urban families with youth programs, health care and affordable housing development.

In the 1980s, they moved to a crime-ridden neighborhood in Pasadena, Calif., where they established the Harambee Christian Family Center and the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development, a non-profit organization aimed at advancing the principles of Christian community development and racial reconciliation. In 1989, Dr. Perkins gathered a group of national Christian leaders together to form the Christian Community Development Association. Since then, CCDA has grown into a network of more than 700 organizations around the world.

Dr. Perkins is the author of numerous books, including Restoring At-Risk Communities, A Quiet Revolution and Let Justice Roll Down.

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