The Rev. Dr. Cain Hope Felder, author, educator and scholar, will be the guest preacher during the 9 a.m. service on July 11 at the historic Metropolitan AME Church located at 1518 M St. N.W. The service is being held in connection with the 172nd anniversary of the church, which is also known as the National Cathedral of African Methodism.

Felder, professor of New Testament language and literature and editor of The Journal of Religious Thought at the Howard University School of Divinity, has been on Howard’s faculty since 1981 and is the founder of the Biblical Institute of Social Change. He was recently honored for “extraordinary accomplishments” during Howard’s 86th Annual Charter Day Dinner. His books include Troubling Biblical Waters: Race, Class, and Family and The Original African Heritage Study Bible. He is a sought-after preacher, lecturer, consultant and media interviewee and has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, The New York Times and EBONY. He has appeared on BET, PBS, BBC and NBC.?Recently declared one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historical Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Metropolitan will use the occasion to announce a multi-million dollar National Capital Campaign to help finance the restoration of its massive edifice.”The Washington community is invited to join us for this special event,” said?the Rev. Ronald E. Braxton, senior minister at the church.

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