Annual Preaching Academy to feature professor from Drew Theological Seminary

October 22, 2016
The Rocky Mountain Conference will once again host the annual Preaching Academy on Nov. 10 at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs. This year’s keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Gary Simpson, Associate Professor of Homiletics at Drew Theological Seminary and senior pastor of Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The 2016 Preaching Academy will be livestreamed. Bookmark this link: to see the event live.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and will include a time for worship, two preaching seminars, Q&A, and lunch. For more information, download this brochure on the Preaching Academy. Also contact Melissa Williams, Director of Welcoming Ministries, at or Youngsook Kang, Director of Mission & Ministry, at Online registration is now available through the First United Methodist Church website:

When asked about his theological and academic interests, he stated, “I am inspired by the history of preaching and its intersection with both pastoral formation and congregational life. As a pastor of Brooklyn’s Concord Baptist Church of Christ for over 20 years, my intellectual interests include preaching as public theology, pastoral exegesis, and the African-American preaching and worship tradition.”