FORREST E. HARRIS, Sr., D.Min.
President of American Baptist College (1999-Present)
Professor of Ministry, Theology and Black Studies
B.A., Knoxville College; Th.B., American Baptist College; M.Div. and D. Min., Vanderbilt University
Dr. Harris has published three books: What Does It Mean To Be Black and Christian: The Pulpit, Pew and the Academy in Dialogue (Townsend Press); and Ministry for Social Crisis: Theology and Praxis in the Black Church Tradition (Mercer University Press), and What Does It Mean To Be Black and Christian: The Meaning of the African American Church.
BECCA STEVENS, Founder of Thistle Farms Becca is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder and president of Thistle Farms. After experiencing the death of her father and subsequent child abuse when she was 5, Becca longed to open a sanctuary for survivors offering a loving community. In 1997, five women who had experienced trafficking, violence, and addiction were welcomed home.
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