Dr. Tony Campolo will be the featured speaker for the GBCS dinner at United Methodist General Conference 2012 on May 1 at 5 p.m. in Ballroom A of the Convention Center. Dr. Campolo will address the importance of a denomination like The United Methodist Church engaging in social justice ministry.
Founder and president of the Evangelical Assn. for the Promotion of Education, Campolo has worked to create programs for “at-risk” children in cities across North America. He also has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries.
Dr. Campolo is a media commentator on religious, social and political matters, having guested on television programs like “The Colbert Report,” “Nightline,” “Crossfire,” “Politically Incorrect,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” “Larry King Live,” “CNN Dayside,” “CNN News” and “MSNBC News.”
Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa., Campolo previously served for ten years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Eastern College and earned a Ph.D. from Temple University. He is author of 38 books. Among his latest releases are Choose Love Not Power (Regal); Connecting Like Jesus (Jossey-Bass), co-authored with Mary Albert Darling; and Stories That Feed Your Soul (Regal). Dr. Campolo is an ordained minister who has served American Baptist churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is currently recognized as an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia.
Attendance is limited to 200 people. Tickets at $20 each go on sale online Monday, April 2 at Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fl.