Join us for an evening to learn and ask questions about race and the Gospel. The evening will include a time to reflect on the breath of God that we all carry, the historical context of race and the Church, a look at some of the language (Black Lives Matter, white privilege and white supremacy) that can get in the way, and a look at what the Church's responsibility is as we move into this conversation in deeper ways.
Reverend Dr. Michael G. Christie is the Assistant Pastor at Union Baptist Church. He graduated from New York Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. He received his Doctorate of Ministry degree at Hartford Seminary, with a study emphasis on church growth through New technology and community outreach. After 20 yrs. in the Pharmaceutical Industry as a senior Oncology specialist, Dr. Christie was the Director of Economic Empowerment for the Conference of National Black Churches. He is a chaplain for the Dept. of Corrections and has the privilege to mentor hundreds of men. He is currently assisting the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention, under the leadership of Dr. Curtis in launching a Criminal Justice and Prison Ministry. He is a certified mindfulness meditation instructor and a member of the International Mindful Teacher Association. He teaches people of faith how to develop discernment by reclaiming the practice of mediation. He teaches Nonviolent / Compassionate Communication and the Science of Happiness to individuals and organizations.