Registration is available on-site

Pre-registration deadline extended to May 19 at 11:59pm EST

Registration Directions


Regular Registration and Seminary Student Registration Only

  1. Regular Registration Cost: $350.00
  2. Seminary Student Registration: $275.00. Proof of seminary student status must be provided to the emails listed below or at on-site registration at the Special Projects Table.
  3. Reserve your housing and meals in the required comment section and pay for these additional items at On-site Registration.
  4. Regular Online Registration and Mailed in Registrations Ends: June 3, 2023 at 11:59pm eastern standard time.
  5. Report to Holland Hall to the Special Projects table during the on-site registration hours to pick up conference badge and conference materials and/or to pay for additional items.

On-Site Registration Directions

1. On-site registration begins at 4:00 p.m. on SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023 at Holland Hall.

  • Sunday, June 4 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Monday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 7 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, June 8 8:00am-12:00pm

2. For registration information, please call the Office of Special Projects at (757) 727-5681 or 757-727-5367 or email

3. You may also email us at:


Conference Preacher

Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart

Morning Preacher

Rev. Sheleta Fomby


Rev. Dr. Luke Powery

Senior Statesman

Bishop Adam Richardson, Jr.


Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman

Noon Day Preacher

Rev. Dr. John Faison

Women in Ministry Speaker

Rev. Jennifer Watley Maxell

The Reverend Dr. Marcus D. Cosby

The Reverend Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, the third child born to the late Mr. Rogers Cosby and Mrs. Bobbie J. Cosby, serves as the Senior Pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, Texas and a native of Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Cosby received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and English from Fisk University

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The Reverend Reginald W. Sharpe, Jr.

Reverend Reginald W. Sharpe Jr. serves as Associate Pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, led by Pastor Charles Jenkins. Reverend Sharpe is a proud native of Lithonia, Georgia, a product of The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church – The House of Hope Atlanta. He continues to be impacted by the church’s two

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The Reverend Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, Ph.D.

Lecturer II The Reverend Dr. Harold Dean Trulear is an ordained American Baptist minister and serves as Associate Professor of Applied Theology at Howard University. He is Director of the Healing Communities Prison Ministry and Prisoner Reentry Project of the Philadelphia Leadership Foundation. Designed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Healing Communities Prison Ministries,

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The Reverend Dr. Freddy J. Clark

Noonday Preacher Reverend Dr. Freddy J. Clark, a native of St. Louis, accepted a call to preach the gospel at a young age and has been the pastor of several churches since that time. Twenty-six years ago, he founded the Shalom Church (City of Peace) where preaching, teaching, and praying are the foundational pillars of

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The Reverend Dr. Margret Elaine M. Flake

Senior Stateswoman Hour Long recognized as a powerful preacher, teacher and role model with a gift for reaching worshippers of all ages, the Reverend Dr. Margaret Elaine M. Flake impacts countless lives she touches at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in New York City, where she serves as co-pastor with the Reverend Floyd H. Flake.

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A Message from the Executive Director

Greetings in the name Jesus Christ our Lord!

What a joy it is for me to welcome each of you to back to your Home-by-the-Sea and to share our excitement for the 109th Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and the 89th Choir Directors’ & Organists’ Guild Workshop. This year’s full conference agenda of sermons, lectures, workshops, and seminars will take place Sunday through Thursday, June 4-8, 2023. The Communion Service will take place on Monday night before the Conference President’s message with the conference ending on Thursday night after the Choir Guild’s annual concert. We’ve missed you, the wonderful spirit you bring to the campus, and the visible fellowship you have with one another. Truly, your presence personifies Romans 15:7 and we welcome you as Christ has welcomed us for the glory of God and God alone.

It gives me great pleasure as Executive Director & Treasurer to invite you to register for this year’s gathering as we worship un- der the theme Tools for Transforming Churches, Congregations, and Cultures. We extend warm greetings to our newly elected Conference Presidents Dr. Cynthia L. Hale and Dr. Winston R. Gray. I look forward to working with them closely during their terms in office.

Finally, on behalf of President Darrell K. Williams, the administration, faculty, and staff of Hampton University, we appreciate your support over the years and look forward to the beautiful years ahead. The time you invest with us will be well spent as we continue to inform your theology, enrich your ministry, and bless your life!

Sincerely and with Gratitude,

Debra L. Haggins

The Reverend Dr. Debra L. Haggins
Doctor of Ministry | Doctor of Philosophy University Chaplain
HUMC-GUILD Executive Director/Treasurer

Therefore, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God!
- Romans 15:7

Preach to Change the World

he Preaching to Change the World initiative is made possible by a grant from The Murdock Charitable Trust to the Hampton University Office of Religious Affairs. The Murdock organization believes that, “It is only when the voices of all people are heard and everyone is represented that we can truly work toward the common good.” This project fits neatly into Murdock’s push to promote civility and democracy. To that end Hampton University has gathered a series of prominent African American pastors and had them record sermons specifically for this project. The aim is to bring these substantial voices to a wider audience. Topics such as Freedom to Dissent, Hospitality to the Stranger and A Humble Yet Honest Pursuit of the Truth will be included in this repository. One sermon will be added each month in 2021 and then will remain here in perpetuity.

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