At a special Congregational meeting on Sunday, April 7, 2019, the Allen Temple Baptist Church made history by voting to elect Dr. Jacqueline A. Thompson as its’ new Senior Pastor – the ninth Senior Pastor and the first woman to ever serve in this capacity in the 100 year history of this pioneering congregation.
Pastor Thompson, a native of the Bay Area, first joined the Allen Temple Baptist Church at the age of twelve and was an active member and leader across multiple ministries. In March of 1995, Dr. Thompson accepted her call to ministry and was subsequently licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in July of 1995 and ordained to the ministry in October of 1998 by Reverend Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr., Pastor Emeritus of the Allen Temple Baptist Church. Her educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Berkeley, Masters of Divinity with honors from Howard University, and a Doctor of Ministry in African American Church Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.
In March 2010, Dr. Thompson was installed as Allen Temple’s Assistant Pastor; the first woman to serve in that capacity. Previously, she served as the Minister of Community Outreach/Executive Director of the Henry C. Gregory Family Life Center Foundation at the Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, DC and the Minister of Youth at Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, DC.
Pastor Thompson is a highly sought preacher and speaker, having preached, taught and developed firm relationships across denominational lines as well as in mainstream civic and political organizations across the United States and the Caribbean. She has had the privilege of preaching in many arenas previously uncharted by women.
On Monday, June 3rd...The Bay Area will converge on Oakland, Ca to celebrate FreeDem Radio's 8th Yr Anniversary
This years event will have a relaxed attire of: Super Hero Tees, Denim and Converse(Sneakers)
There will be many giveaways and raffle items, along with LIVE musical performances from many Special Guests artists and musicians.
You will get to meet the Hosts and Co-Hosts of some of your favorite show, such as:
* Shop Talk
* High Tea with Bri
* Authentically Tam-E
* The Indie Takeover Show
The event will take place at:
Geoffrey's Inner Circle
410 14the Street
Oakland, Ca 94612
Tickets are only $8, you can CLICK HERE to purchase
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