Black Worship Service and Luncheon
4/9/2022 11:00 AM
- 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Stackner Ballroom, Campus Center
11:00 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. | Service
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Luncheon
Join Carroll alumnus Pastor Kevin Wilkes '12 and the Carroll community for a Black Worship Service and Luncheon. Since the first conversions of black slaves to Christianity in the U.S., the black church continues to stand as the most important social institution of African American culture. With services initially adapted to accommodate regional faith practices from Africa, the black church service has evolved as a sacred space of community, catharsis, spirituality, and activism.
This program will allow Carroll students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate in an authentic black church service with Pastor Kevin Wilkes '12 and the choir and parishioners from the Victorious Living Church in Milwaukee. Pastor Wilkes will annotate the service to explain the history and meaning behind expectations and ritual elements particular to black worship, allowing participants a better understanding of the rich cultural traditions behind expressions of black faith.
Pastor Kevin Wilkes '12 received his BA in Religious Studies from Carroll University and was the recipient of the Carroll Religious Studies Award in 2011 for his outstanding work in the classroom. He has served in the ministry for over 13 years and has decades of experience with Milwaukee faith and outreach organizations. Pastor Wilkes is also an active member of Carroll's Alumni Council.