On January 24, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., join East Georgia State College for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Program in the Luck F. Gambrell Center Auditorium. Speaker for the event will be Richard Allen Washington, Sr.
Washington serves as the Pastor of Saint John Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Columbus, Ga. He holds the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and English from the University of West Georgia, located in Carrollton, Ga.; and the Master of Divinity Degree in Urban Education and Homiletics from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Ga. There, he was an Isaac Rufus Clark Fellow and a Donald G. K. Ming Scholar. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry.
He is a member of the Metropolitan Who’s Who of Religion and the 2011 Humanitarian of the Year for Columbus State University. He has served as the Chairperson of the Executive Board of Directors for Covenant Counseling Center of Snellville, G. He is also a member of the following organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Prince Hall Masons, 100 Black Men and Jack and Jill of America. Washington is also a proud member of the Turner Theological Seminary Board of Trustees and has been inducted as a 2018 Class for the “Hall of Fame” for Turner Theological Seminary of the ITC in Atlanta.
One of Washington’s greatest personal loves is that of radio broadcasting. During his college years, he served as the voice of the campus during the Night Storm radio music show. He was also the radio broadcasting voice for his college basketball team in every game for three years and had his own Saturday morning radio show while in Athens, Ga. and pastor of First A.M.E., in which he discussed current events, relative of the country, city and local communities of Athens. In addition, the 8 a.m. hour, Sunday morning worship service was broadcasted each Sunday as the “Sunday Morning Words of Encouragement.”
Among the many gifts and talents which God has blessed Washington with, none are more meaningful to him than preaching and teaching. He is a natural encourager and motivator, which allows many to seek his support. Washington is a frequent lecturer on many college campuses across the country. He has recently lectured at the University of West Georgia, the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, Columbus State University, Chattahoochee Valley Community College, the APERO Brown Bag Lecture Series, and the Southern College Health Association Annual Meeting: Bridging The Gap Between Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health.
Don’t miss this special program at EGSC!