Spring 2022 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.

Welcome Gathering  

Sunday, August 28, 2022
4:00pm- 5:30pm
Monument of Faith Church

Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
11:45am- 12:30pm & 3:30pm-4:45pm
Goodson Chapel

Justice Ministry Reimagined: 

Re-entry Simulation

Friday, September 23, 2022 12:30pm-5:00pm
Penn Pavilion

Door open at 12:30 pm and the event begins at 1:00 pm

Black Students Preaching Sundays

Sunday September 18, 2022 & September 25, 2022

Local Churches

Symposium on Texts and Context of    J. Deotis Roberts

Thursday October 20th- Saturday, October 22nd 

Thursdays in Black


Richard Payne Lecture 

(hosted by TMC)

Thursday, November 3rd