Christ Church members hear the great preaching of Rev. Shane Stanford regularly, and now they are invited to hear him speak in our community and celebrate with him as he receives an honorary doctorate.

April 17: Rev. Stanford named a ‘Spiritual Treasure’ and speaks to Baptist Health SystemST cropped 2

Baptist Health Systems of Memphis named Rev. Shane Stanford as a ‘Spiritual Treasure.’ Shane will speak to the leaders, staff and community of Baptist Health Systems on Thursday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Sr. Auditorium on the Baptist Health Systems Campus, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. The ‘Spiritual Treasures’ program recognizes those in the Memphis area who have made a significant contributions to the faith community.  Previous honorees include Rev. Dr. Kenneth Robinson of St. Andrews AME Church, the Rev. Steve Gaines of Bellevue Baptist and the Rev. Keith Norman of First Baptist Broad. The presentation is open to the public. Members of Christ Church are invited and encouraged to attend. Register here (pre-registration is required). For more information, contact 901.227.7123.

May 17: Asbury Seminary to Award Honorary Doctorate to Rev. Stanford

Asbury Theological Seminary, the nation’s leading evangelical, Wesleyan theological seminary, has voted to award an Honorary Doctorate to the Rev. Shane Stanford of Christ Church. The ceremony will take place at Asbury’s May Commencement on the Dunnam Orlando Campus on May 17 at 11 a.m.  Members of Christ Church are invited to attend.

In addition to these honors, the International Parish Nursing Center has named Shane as the keynote speaker for the Granger Westberg Lecture at the 2014 Westberg Symposium. The lecture is scheduled for Friday, April 25 at 7:15 p.m. at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch. This year’s theme is ‘Stronger Together:  Healthy Partnerships in Ministry.’ The Westberg Symposium is the annual gathering of the International Parish Resource Center (IPRC). The IPRC has nearly 15,000 members worldwide. In 2013, the IPRC merged with the Church Health Center of Memphis.

Congratulations, Shane!

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