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About Fred

Fred came to serve greater Williamsburg and WCC as lead pastor in October of 2010 and is grateful to be a part of the family. He is a husband, father, certified trauma professional, S.T.A.R. (strategies for trauma awareness & resilience) practitioner, community organizer, TEDx alum, founder of 3e Restoration, Inc. and co-owner of Philoxenia Culture LLC. He received his B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and his Master’s of Religious Education in Missional Leadership from Rochester University. Currently he is a candidate for a Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology in at Northern Seminary in Chicago. Fred has also served as an adjunct professor for Rochester University and Regent University where taught courses in philosophy, ethics, leadership, pastoral care, intro to Christianity, and ethnography. He has also served as a guest lecturer on the subjects of racialized cultural systems, poverty, and missiology at various universities, such as William & Mary and Oklahoma Christian University. Fred has authored on book (Racialized Cultural Systems, Social Displacement and Christian Hospitality) and several curriculum offerings, including The FloorPlan: Living Toward Restoration & Resilience. Fred enjoys hanging out with his family anytime, anywhere. He is deeply grateful for how God graciously works through the Church in all her various forms, despite our brokenness. He is passionate about seeing the last, least, and lonely of every neighborhood, city and nation experience God’s in-breaking kingdom, and come to know Jesus as King. Oh, and his favorite season is Advent and Christmas. Fred is a founding member of the board of directors for Virginia Racial Healing Institute, a member of the leadership team for Williamsburg's local chapter of Coming to the Table, and a member of Greater Williamsburg Trauma-Informed Community Network's Racial Trauma Committee and Training Committee.

Day 5, King in Context

The same Rev. Dr. King that said, “Let me say as I’ve always said, and I will always continue to say, that riots are socially destructive and self-defeating. . . . So I will continue to condemn riots, and continue … Continue reading

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Day 4, King in Context

The Rev. Dr. King that said this in 1963, “The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.”  wrote this in 1968: … Continue reading

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Day 3, King in Context

The Rev. Dr. King that wrote: “Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a moulder of consensus.” ~ Where Do We Go From Here? (1968) also said this: “Nowhere is the tragic tendency to conform more … Continue reading

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King in Context, Part 2 #mlkday

It has become important to me that I not allow myself to package Rev. Dr. King’s legacy in a handful of quotes. It’s too easy to make him palatable and dishonor the struggle. The same Rev. Dr. King that said: … Continue reading

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King in Context, Part 1

I remember that today is the birthday to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. He would be 94 years old today. In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday I’ll share various excerpts and quotes from his speeches and … Continue reading

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