DR. FORREST E. HARRIS, PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN BAPTIST COLLEGE

Dr. Forrest E. Harris, Sr. was appointed President of American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee in 1999. Dr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Knoxville College, a Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.) degree from American Baptist College, Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees from Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

Dr. Harris has published three books: What Does It Mean To Be Black and Christian: The Pulpit, Pew and the Academy in Dialogue (Townsend Press); and Ministry for Social Crisis: Theology and Praxis in the Black Church Tradition (Mercer University Press), and What Does It Mean To Be Black and Christian: The Meaning of the African American Church.

A champion for social justice, Dr. Harris made headlines when he invited a lesbian clergy woman to speak at American Baptist College.

It’s sad that people use religion and idolatry of the Bible to demoralize same-gender-loving people

Read more:  tennessean.com/story/news/2015/03/10/pastors-oppose-lesbian-bishop-at-baptist-college

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