Pastor and preacher Carolyn A. Knight, the founder of CAN DO! Ministries, will speak at one of Palmer Seminary's most time-honored and popular events, the annual lecture in honor of the late Frank B. Mitchell, on Monday, February 20. Rev. Knight has served in pastoral ministry in various locations, including Denver, Dallas, and New York City (Harlem). In Harlem, for many years she served as assistant to the pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, where she was mentored by the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. Dr. Knight has taught at LaGuardia Community College, New York Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary.
She is the founder of CAN DO! Ministries, a progressive, preventive youth advocacy ministry dedicated to the cultural, social, intellectual, and spiritual well-being of youth and young adults. Her outstanding career achievements include Outstanding Young Women of America and the Mary McLeod Bethune Award of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.. She has been inducted into the prestigious College of Preachers by Morehouse College in Atlanta and cited by Ebony magazine as one of America's 15 Greatest African American Women Preachers.
The lecture program begins at 10 a.m. in the Seminary's Laws Chapel. It's followed by the annual Mitchell Luncheon at 12:15 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. The cost for the luncheon is $25 per person. The luncheon registration deadline is February 15. You may register by sending a check made out to "Palmer Seminary" and addressed to Black Seminarian Fellowship, Palmer Seminary, 6 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096. For last-minute information on ticket availability, please contact Marsha Brown Woodard at 484-384-2393, ext. 1.