January 11, 2007
Rev. Christopher A. Bullock
to Deliver Martin Luther King Jr. Address
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
is free and open to the public.