10th Annual MLK Celebration Keynote

10th Annual MLK Celebration Keynote

John R. Bryant

Bishop, St. Paul A.M.E. Episcopal Church

Source: Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University

Bishop John R. Bryant earned his B.A. in 1965 from Morgan State University, Master of Theology in 1970 from the Boston University School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1975 from the Colgate Rochester Divinity School. 

Known as "the father of Neo-Pentecostalism," Bishop Bryant and his wife, Reverend Dr. Cecilia Williams-Bryant, garnered a reputation for turning St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Cambridge, MA into a "rocking church" because of their support of Pentecostal religious practices.