Preaching Consultation

Mercer University Preaching Consultation 2018

James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology

September 30-October 2, 2018
The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga, TN

"Seeking a Better Way to be Christian"


Brian McLaren
Author, Speaker, and Activist

Brian McLaren

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Ossie McKinney HeadshotRev. Dr. Ossie X. McKinney, DWS

Worship Leader

Rev. Dr. Ossie McKinney is a worship leader who has served in the music ministry for over thirty-five years and currently, serves as Minister of Music at Faith Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. Dr. McKinney is an educator who is dedicated to laying a biblical and missional foundation for worship by inspiring worshipers to connect with God and humankind through relationship, discipleship, and service. Dr. McKinney believes that worship is a lifestyle and not an event or a worship service. Her pastoral calling as a worship leader inspires her to not only know the Word of God, sing the Word of God but also be apt to preach and teach the Word of God.

Dr. McKinney was licensed to preach the Gospel April 8, 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, a Master of Divinity degree from Mercer University, and a Doctor of Worship Studies degree from Liberty University. In her free time, Dr. McKinney loves to paint, sing along and dance to Old School R & B music, and tour African-American historical sights. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and loves all things pink and green. Dr. McKinney is the wife of Elder Charles McKinney, Jr. and the mother of Khrystyn, Mysty, Nolan, Treylyn, and Xavier.

Hotel Reservations

The Chattanoogan
1201 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

(423) 756-3400 



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Presenters and Panelists

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Libya BaaQar, M.Div. '08
Allen Temple AME, Atlanta, Georgia

Billie Boyd-Cox, M.Div. '12
Macedonia Baptist Church, Conyers, Georgia

Valerie Burton
Baptist Church of the Covenant, Birmingham, Alabama

Will Dyer
Current D.Min. Student
First Baptist Church, Augusta, Georgia

Greta Fowler, M.Div. '14
New Zion Hill AME, Thomson, Georgia

Jake Hall, D.Min. '12
Highland Hills Baptist Church, Macon, Georgia

Matt King, M.Div. '08
Current D.Min. Student
Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville, South Carolina

Thomas Quisenberry
First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee