OPENING CONVOCATION

Friday, October 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m. in The Aymer Center

The Reverend Dr. Robert C. Scott is the speaker for this service in the Aymer Center which marks the beginning of the academic year and is a time when the Seminary community joins together asking God’s guidance throughout the coming academic year. It is also a time when new students sign their names in a document which serves as a part of the historical record of the Seminary. The public is invited to attend the service.

Dr. Scott serves as the new Senior Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, a historically significant congregation with nearly 5,000 disciples serving in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg County area since 1900. He is married to Pier Charisse Scott and they are the parents of Charis Jordyn Scott. He graduated with honors from Jackson State University with a BA in Political Science/Pre-law. He received the Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School (1994) and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, graduating with high distinction in 1997. His dissertation was The Dialectical Method of Preaching as Pastoral Care in the African American Church. The Reverend Dr. Robert C. Scott is an officer of the prestigious Hampton University Ministers Conference, serving as Necrologist, He is on the Board of Trustees for United Theological Seminary in Trotwood, OH and he was named the Outstanding Alumnus of the year (June, 2016). He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity where he served as the Centennial District Representative of the Eighth District, and was named as the International Omega Man of the Year in at the 2010 Conclave in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Scott was one of the key organizers of A Call to Oneness, which organized over 20,000 African American men to march against violence and crime in St. Louis. He is a Board member of American Baptist Home Mission Society of American Baptist Churches, USA where he sits on the Finance Committee. Before coming to St. Paul Baptist, he served congregations in St. Louis, MO, Lexington, NC and Durham, NC. It is his desire to be a vessel of God and declare to a broken humanity that God the potter wants to put us back together again.

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