Hampton Minister’s Conference

Millennials, Faith, and the Future of the Black Church

Wednesday, June 6, 2018  |   1:30 PM – 2:30 PM


Join Urban Ministries, Inc. at the Hampton Minister’s Conference for a discussion moderated by Precepts for Living editor Allen Reynolds, on the future of the black church. We will engage millennial influencers and our audience in an open dialogue about the future of the Black Church. Leaders joining us for the discussion are Christian Brown, Rev. Brianna Parker, Rev. Reginald Wayne Sharpe, Jr., and Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes at the Hampton University Convocation Center.

The panel will be streamed live on the UMI Facebook page.

Christian Brown

Christian Brown is a preacher, author, entrepreneur, motivator, and registered nurse. As the founder of RISE Enterprises, LLC, an alumna of Howard University School of Nursing and Wesley Theological Seminary, Brown has set out to “Help others rise above obstacles and pursue the dreams they’ve always dreamed of.”

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Rev. Brianna Parker

The Reverend Doctor Brianna K. Parker – known as Rev. Bri – is a highly sought-after preacher, public speaker, millennial engagement coach and ministry consultant. She is the curator and founder of the Black Millennial Café (BMC), a consulting practice and data resource center for persons seeking healthy engagement with Black millennials of faith.

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Rev. Reginald Wayne Sharpe, Jr.

A native of Lithonia, Ga., Pastor Reginald Wayne Sharpe Jr., was born February 18, 1991, into the family of Reginald, Sr., and Fay Phillips-Sharpe. He has one younger brother, Brandon Sharpe. Pastor Sharpe, affectionately called, “Pastor Reggie,” is a 2013 graduate of Morehouse College. He graduated Cum Laude with departmental honors in the disciplines of religion and philosophy. While attending Morehouse, Sharpe served as the president of both the Martin Luther King, Jr., International Chapel Assistants Program and the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society. He won the 2012 Otis Moss, Jr., Oratorical Contest, was voted Religious Leader of the Year for two consecutive years, and was named the 2012-2013 Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholar. Pastor Sharpe is also one of the proud charter members of the Academy of Young

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Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes

Gabby is a proud graduate of Hampton University, where she majored in public relations and minored in Leadership Studies. While at Hampton, she worked at the campus radio station for three years as an on-air DJ & Promotions Director. Following Hampton, she went to New York University for her Master’s in Music Business. After graduation, she worked in New York City for about six years as a publicist, brand strategist and events specialist. Wilkes recently obtained her Master’s of Divinity from Yale.

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Allen Reynolds

Allen Reynolds is the Editor of Adult & Denominational Content at UMI (Urban Ministries Inc.) He oversees development of commentary and adult Christian education curricula for the thousands of churches UMI reaches each year. He has served in a variety of ministry settings including Hospital, Non-profit, small and large churches, campus ministry and children and youth ministries. He was licensed to minister and currently leads the Remnant Millennial Ministry at Valley Kingdom Ministries International in the Chicagoland area. He holds a B.A. from Howard University in Media Production & Business and a Master of Divinity from Yale University.

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