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February 21, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Elmhurst College: Frick Center, Founders Lounge
190 S. Prospect

Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 617-5186
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Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture by Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

As senior pastor and teacher of the faith family of West Point Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, the Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes serves as a consultant to policymakers on statewide issues such as sensible gun laws, same-gender marriage and education funding reform. On Feb. 21, Rev. Jakes, an Elmhurst College alumnus (Class of 1997), will present 'Is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 20th Century Voice Relevant in the 21st Century?' as this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst College. In his 15 years at West Point Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Jakes has brought a number of restorative programs to his congregation, including the Operation H.O.P.E. Food and Clothing Pantry and the West Point Community Development Corporation. The nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show recently honored him with its Biggest Giver Award for community excellence.