Fall 2021 Events

Keep up with the latest by seeing what we have coming up on our schedule!

The list to the right shows our upcoming events for OBCS. Click here to learn more about our upcoming events.

Lecture Series

Our preaching & lecture series provide frequent opportunities to hear outstanding black preachers.

Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series

September 2021
The Taylor Series hosts prominent homileticians who practice in the church and the academy and highlight the importance of preaching in congregations, communities, and public spaces.

Pauli Murrary / Nannie Helen Burroughs Lecture Series

March 2022
The Murray / Burroughs Series features women theologians and religious scholars whose work and ministry emphasize the critical intersections of race, gender, and class, as they relate to the transformative uplift of church and society.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series 

April 2022
The King Series highlights teachers and preachers who call attention to the critical place of theology and ministry that advances the cause of justice through awareness, advocacy, and action.

Thursdays in Black

October 29, 2021

Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Director Andrew Heckler

November 4, 2021 
Duke University Griffith Theater (Bryan Center)

Theology of Reconciliation Roundtable with faculty, students and Director Andrew Heckler 

November 5, 2021
Duke Divinity School Westbrook 0012

Pastors & Spiritual Leaders: Mental Health & Wellness Running on Empty

December 9, 2021
12:30pm- 2:30pm

Open House

July 29, 2021

Welcome Gathering

September 10, 2021

Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series

September 14, 2021
11:45am-12:30pm & 3:30–4:14pm
Goodson Chapel

Black Students Preaching Sundays

September 12, 2021 & September 19, 2021
Local Churches