Georgetown, KY – Bishop Revival 2012, April 16-19, promises to be an uplifting commemoration of the partnership between Georgetown College and the alumni of the historically black Baptist institution that closed its Dallas doors more than two decades ago.
“The Revival will allow the history and legacy of Bishop College to be revived and will bring a cultural richness to the Georgetown College campus; and the historic partnership of the two colleges promotes academic excellence,” said Robbi Barber, Associate Director of Georgetown College’s Office of Diversity, and coordinator of the free, four-day event that will be held within walking distance of campus at Georgetown Baptist Church. “We are hoping that our Revival in Kentucky will carry on the tradition of Bishop College for years to come.”
The theme of this 2nd annual Bishop Revival is Journey of Leadership: Being Courageous (2 Chronicles 15:7 – “But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded.”)
Each evening’s session will go from 7 to 9 p.m. and be hosted by a different area church.
Monday, April 16 – Dr. Joel C. Gregory; Founder/President of Joel Gregory Ministries, Ft Worth, TX; Hosted by Georgetown Baptist Church
Tuesday, April 17 – Dr. Denny D. Davis, St. John Church Unleashed, Grand Prairie/Southlake, TX; Hosted by Maddoxtown Baptist Church
Wednesday, April 18 – Dr. Ralph Douglas West, Pastor/Founder, The Church Without Walls, Houston, TX; Hosted by First Baptist Church of Georgetown
Thursday, April 19 – Bishop Kenneth Spears, Pastor/First Saint John Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX; Hosted by Consolidated Baptist Church of Lexington
All 10 of Georgetown College’s Bishop Legacy Scholars (those with parents or grand-parents who graduated from Bishop College) or Bishop Scholars (those who were recommended by their pastors, who graduated from Bishop) will be involved in Bishop Revival 2012.
Dr. Denny Davis’s son, Dwight, is a freshman Bishop Legacy Scholar. And, Bishop Scholars Brittney Hutchison, Alexis Anderson, Chacidy Canty and Avis Anderson are all members of his church.
Dr. Ralph West’s son, Ralphael, and nephew Jarmar Smith both walked across the GC Commencement stage in 2011.
And, Bishop Kenneth Spears’ son, Kenneth, is a freshman Bishop Legacy Scholar.