The Black Church Screening & Panel
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The Black Church
Virtual Screening and Panel discussion
Join PBS Utah and Black cultural leaders in Utah to talk about the Black Church in Utah: its influence, its challenges, and its future.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Takes viewers on a journey through the rich and complex history of the Black Church to reveal its profound impact on our nation's culture and history. Explore the untold story of this uniquely American institution and its lasting influence on nearly e very chapter of the African American story.
- Laura Durham
- Liz Adeola
Liz Adeola will be moderating this evening. Liz Adeola is an Emmy Award-winning journalist at PBS Utah. Liz is the host and producer of two PBS Utah series, This Is Utah and Utah Insight. She spent more than a decade producing, reporting, and anchoring television news at stations around the country. Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, Liz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and a Master of Science degree in Communication with dual concentrations of Advertising and Public Relations from Purdue University. Liz has lived in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and now Utah. Liz’s is happy to return to her storytelling roots especially since her very first television job was working for Arizona PBS, then known as KAET.
- Oscar T. Moses
Pastor Moses’ formal education includes a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from McCormick Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Illinois. Prior to accepting the call to pastor Calvary, Reverend Moses served for seventeen years as the 17th Pastor of the Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, where his grandfather, the late Reverend Joseph A. Allen also served as pastor for 41 years.
- Robert Burch
Robert Burch was born in Atlanta, GA. After leaving Talladega College, he served in the U.S. Navy, touring the Caribbean, South America, and the Mediterranean Sea. He works at Park City Group in Salt Lake City in corporate compliance and food safety. Robert is President of the Utah Chapter of AAHGS, a board member of the Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage, and Family History Director of the LDS Genesis Group. He’s involved in the Utah Memorial Columns lynching project and the Utah Juneteenth Committee. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Utah Black Roundtable.
- Corey Hodges
Corey J. Hodges is the Lead Pastor of The Point Church, a multicultural community, located in Salt Lake City. He is also the Chaplain for the NBA Utah Jazz team, and the first vice-president of the Utah Idaho Southern Baptist Convention. Hodges serves as the chair of the Salt Lake County Council on Diversity Affairs (CODA), and is a member of the Utah State Ethics Commission, appointed by Governor Gary Herbert. Hodges was a weekly columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune’s Faith section for five years. He was also a regular co-host of the television program "This Week in the Word," which aired weekly on Utah’s KTMW Channel 20. Hodges has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from American Intercontinental University, and a Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a concentration in Church and Ministry from Regent University.
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