Posts by Carolyn Matthews

  • Rev. Vickia Brinkley Installed as Pastor of True Faith Community Baptist Church

    November 12, 2015 ~ Carolyn Matthews

    Rev. Vickia Brinkley (2013) was installed as pastor of True Faith Community Baptist Church, Antioch, CA, – a church she planted. The service of installation and dedication took place on October 25, at Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland, CA, where Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr. is the senior pastor.

  • Dr Ronald Burris Participates in Fundraising Event

    July 30, 2015 ~ Carolyn Matthews

    Dr. Ronald Burris, Associate Professor of Church History, with his jazz group, Total Focus, will be performing at the Friends of Faith 11th Annual  Breast Cancer Challenge. The event takes place on August 22, 2015 with entertainment and a fundraising walk around Lake Merritt in Oakland. Faith Fancher, for whom the organization is named,  was a Bay Area journalist and newscaster who died of breast cancer in 2003.

  • For me, Jesus’ ministry exemplified a radical gospel, not a Hallmark card–type ministry. I believe our mandate at ABSW is to train students to be prophetic and relevant as leaders who authentically are not afraid to serve the underserved and to speak truth to power.
Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble
Assistant Professor Ministerial Leadership & Practical Theology

    Dr. Valerie Miles Tribble Attending Advancing Leadership Development Institute

    July 22, 2015 ~ Carolyn Matthews

    Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble was selected by the Advisory Committee of the Women in Leadership in Theological Education as one of thirty women chosen nationally to attend the Advancing Leadership Development Institute. The Institute organized by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) will be held October 21-23, 2015 in Pittsburg PA. The aim the Institute is to identify and hone leadership potential to fill advanced administrative / managerial leadership positions in theological organizations and educational institutions. With a Lilly Endowment, ATS will cover the cost of attendance and materials. Valerie’s interest in future leadership advancement relates to her research focus and PhD degree emphasis in the area of Leadership and Organizational Change. She currently serves as ABSW Registrar and Director of Student Services in addition to her faculty role as Assistant Professor, Ministerial Leadership and Practical Theology.

  • Dr. Paul Martin Working with Executive Committee of Black Caucus

    July 22, 2015 ~ Carolyn Matthews

    Our President, Dr. Paul M. Martin, has been very active representing the mission of our seminary with our national partners in ministry within the American Baptist Churches USA. At the Biennial Mission Summit, Dr. Martin, along with his associates in the ABC USA Black Caucus, led the caucus in celebrating the life of the Caucus’ late President, Dr. G. Daniel Jones in a most moving tribute at the annual banquet of the group. The Executive Committee of the caucus, where President Martin serves as the First Vice President, will undertake a two year study on the future of the caucus and will report their findings and recommendation to the 2017 Mission Summit in Portland, Oregon.