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January 11, 2007

Rev. Christopher A. Bullock to Deliver Martin Luther King Jr. Address at Lincoln

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA ~ The Rev. Christopher A. Bullock, a distinguished Wilmington, Del. minister and human rights activist, will deliver the keynote address when Lincoln University holds its Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observance on Thursday, January 18 at 4 p.m. in Dickey Hall Auditorium.

Rev. Bullock serves as senior pastor at Canaan Baptist Church, whose congregation is committed to a number of faith-based initiatives.  Rev. Bullock was elected first pastor of the church in 2004 and in prior years served as third pastor of historic Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago, Illinois, where youth ministry, membership and community outreach had significant growth under his leadership.

He is the founder and president of the Progressive Community Development Corporation (PCDC), which operated the Higher Ground Technology Center, a state-of-the-art computer laboratory for technical skills training.  Rev. Bullock is a former president of the Chicago Southside NAACP, where he led an unprecedented increase in membership.  He also established the Family Technology Center funded by AT&T.

From 1990 to 1998, Rev. Bullock was pastor of the historic Eighth Street Baptist Church in Wilmington.  The congregation experienced phenomenal growth under his visionary leadership.  Two key accomplishments included increased membership and acquisition of a multi-purpose facility valued at $2.5 million.

A winner of the Thalheimer Award in 2001, Rev. Bullock holds a bachelor of social work with a concentration in criminal justice from the University of Alaska-Anchorage, a master of divinity with a concentration in Black Church Studies and pastoral theology from the Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, and a doctorate of ministry in Black Church Leadership in the Urban Context from the United Theological Seminary.  He also studied at Harvard University, The Divinity School.

A former commissioner on Discrimination and Hate Crimes in Illinois, Rev. Bullock has delivered sermons and lectures in various American cities and in Europe, Israel, West Indies, Brazil and Mexico.  He has served as an honorary advisor to the South African government at the United Nations.

The program is free and open to the public.



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