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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

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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Topic: Post-pandemic Pastoral Self-Care: The Scope of Work ( Tuesday-Day 1) Post-pandemic Pastoral Self-Care: A Biblical Model for Pastoral Self-Care (Wednesday-Day 2)

Monday, June 6th 2022

Topic: Easy, Simple, Free, and Effective Technology that can be Integrated to Enhance Worship for Music and the Arts (Tuesday and Wednesday)