Anderson to speak about inclusion, multiculturalism

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2008-09-24
Huntington, Ind.—David A. Anderson will present the Adams Tribute Lecture at Huntington University on Oct. 9.

Anderson’s lecture will be held in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at 7 p.m. His Forester Lecture Series presentation will include themes from his recent book, “Gracism: The Art of Inclusion.” Anderson’s current ministry seeks to build a multicultural evangelical fellowship of believers.

Even from early on, Anderson knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a pastor. He started his journey as a chaplain’s assistant in the Army Reserve. While serving, Anderson also began as a student at Moody Bible Institute. He was involved in leadership at the college and became the first black student body president as well as taking advantage of many other opportunities to practice his speaking and leadership skills.

From college, Anderson went on to become an assistant pastor at Near North Baptist Church, and later a pastoral intern at Willow Creek Community Church. Both of these opportunities provided valuable experience as well as strong relationships for what he is accomplishing today.

Currently, Anderson is the senior and founding pastor at Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia, Md. Bridgeway is a non-denominational church with more than 2,000 people in regular attendance.

Each semester, Huntington University presents the Forester Lecture Series. The lectures are designed to bring interesting persons and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. All lectures are held in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University. The lectures are open to the public free of charge.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. Jeff Webb, associate professor of history. For further information, contact Webb at (260) 359-4243.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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