The Rev. Dr. Tim Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary, to Address the WCA’s Fifth Global Gathering

March 9, 2021

The Wesleyan Covenant Association is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Tim Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, will address its Fifth Global Gathering – Go Global! – at Frazer Church in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

“Tim’s witness to the gospel has made a profound impact on Christians all around the world,” said the Rev. Keith Boyette, President of the WCA. “Whether he’s teaching a class in India, preaching in a local church in Georgia, writing an essay for clergy and laity, or leading a world class seminary, his understanding of and passion for the Christian faith always comes shining through.”

A theologian and a scholar of missiology and Global Christianity, Tennent is particularly gifted to deliver the gathering’s opening presentation entitled, “Called and Sent: The Great Commission.”

Tennent received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Hamilton, Massachusetts), a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, New Jersey), and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has served as Asbury Theological Seminary’s President since July 2009. He regularly posts essays at Timothytennent.com that address a wide variety of topics. He has authored several books, and his latest, For the Body: Recovering a Theology of Gender, Sexuality, and the Human Body, comes with a video companion and study guide. He is married to Julie, an accomplished church organist and pianist, who has produced several CDs and the cantata, All the Glory. Julie and Tim have two adult children.

“Students, faculty, staff, and alumni hold President Tennent in the highest regard,” said the Rev. Jessica LaGrone, Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary. “I am particularly grateful that he speaks frequently in our seminary’s chapel services. His sermons model for our community the kind of Wesleyan preaching that honors the centrality of Scripture and touches both heart and mind. His leadership has taken Asbury Seminary to new heights during his tenure as President.”

Due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the WCA has capped attendance for Go Global! at 1,000 at Frazer Church where two venues will allow for very generous social distancing. In addition to the host site there will be numerous simulcast sites across the United States where people can also participate in the WCA’s Fifth Global Gathering. Local pandemic protocols will be observed at the host site and all simulcast sites. The WCA is also offering an individual livestream option.

To learn more about the gathering visit Go Global! online. People can register to attend the host site at Frazer Church in Montgomery, Alabama, or one of a number of simulcast sites across the U.S.

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