Abilene is honored to host the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration on January 15, 2018! A pre musical celebration will begin at 11:00 am followed by the memorial celebration at 12:00 pm.
• Featured Speaker: Dr. A.B. Vines, Sr.
• Host Pastor: Dr. Brad Whitt
• CEO: Rev. Larry Fryer
• Executive Director: Mr. Jordan Johnson
About the Featured Speaker
Bishop A.B. Vines, Sr. serves as Bishop of New Seasons Church in Spring Valley, California and New Seasons Global Network which represents multiple campuses, across the country. Under Bishop Vines’ visionary leadership, this church has become one of the most unique congregations in San diego, developing from a small African American church of 67 members into a thriving multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-site church. He has led several partner churches to exponential growth through his dynamic teaching on church growth and leadership. Bishop Vines previously served as president of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Association. Most recently, Bishop Vines has accepted the invitation to be a member of the council for Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, board advisor member for Southeastern Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching, Advisory council member for Convention Advisory Advancement, as well as member of council for The Charles Spurgeon Pastoral Leadership Center at Southeastern Seminary. Since New Seasons Church’s inception, 15 years ago, Bishop Vines has established multiple New Seasons church plants, both nationally and internationally.