Yeats to present ‘Race and the Promise of the Gospel’ lecture at NGU

North Greenville University will hold its second annual College of Christian Studies Lectureship in Theology and Culture March 20 at 7 p.m. in Hayes Ministry Center. Keynote speaker John Mark Yeats will lecture on “Race and the Promise of the Gospel: Why Racial Reconciliation and Diversity in our Congregations is a Gospel Mandate.”

Yeats serves as both the undergraduate dean and an associate professor of church history at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College. He earned his Ph.D. in church history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and also holds degrees from Southern Seminary, Oxford University, and Criswell College.

He has authored three books — “Franchising McChurch: Feeding our Obsession with Easy Christianity”; “The Time is Come: The Rise of British Missions to the Jews, 1808-1818”; and “Worldviews: Think for Yourself about How We See God” — and has contributed articles to multiple journals as well as the Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization.

Yeats is the son of John L. Yeats, who serves as the executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention and for over 20 years has been the recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention.

He and his wife, Angie, have four children: Briley, Sean, Cadie and Jackson.

This is a free lecture and open to the public. No tickets are required. For more information, contact Frankie J. Melton Jr., assistant professor of Christian studies, NGU College of Christian Studies, at 864-977-7061.

— LaVerne Howell is director of communications at North Greenville University.