As evolutionary Christians, we are dedicated to increased intellectual and spiritual growth. From time to time, we invite guests from all backgrounds and walks of life to help expand our horizons.
Guest speakers are often clergy who are known for a powerful message and a compelling presentation of it.
Interviewees are noteworthy people whose faith has often been a driving force in their outstanding contributions and leadership. Our Pastor interviews these interesting people about their life experience and their faith.
John Morris Russell
The first wonderful interview of the new program year of the church will be September 8. Conductor of the immensely popular Cincinnati POPS Orchestra will be with us, John Morris Russell. The POPS has sold more recordings than any other symphony on the planet! Many regard it as THE greatest POPS orchestra in the world…!
Our special May 6, 2012 Derby Day Guest, Mr. Riber is a lifelong Christian and member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church. Reared in Hillsboro Ohio, he attended Ohio State University. Burch is a former executive with Taft Broadcasting and Director of Promotions at Kings Island. He is the founder of Riber Sports Marketing which has put on golf and other sporting events in many countries of the world. Mr. Riber has been “hooked on horses” for many decades and has owned race horses. When Burch and his wonderful wife Charlotte made end of life pre-plans, Burch asked her to be cremated and buried at the finish line of River Downs because, as he noted, “I’ve been buried there so many times before!”
Dr. Roger Blackwell’s story of his personal odyssey and spiritual beliefs was an inspiration to all. Questionably convicted of insider trading, he used his time while in federal prison to motivate and educate his fellow inmates not only on academic subjects but on how to practice forgiveness and compassion. He is the author of more than 40 books and countless articles on marketing. While a professor at The Ohio State University, he was a popular lecturer known for his humorous teaching techniques. As of now, Dr. Blackwell has resumed his book publishing and is in high demand as a corporate speaker.
Honorable Judge Nathaniel Jones
In recent days, we have met the distinguished Federal Appeals Judge, Nathaniel Jones. Judge Jones gave trenchant insights on Americanism, family living, and desired roles for churches. All in attendance left both inspired and challenged.
During the Christmas season, we met “Scrooge; that is the noted and extraordinary actor, Bruce Cromer, who annually plays Scrooge in the CHRISTMAS CAROL, at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park. Bruce’s deep commitments and fundamental decency inspired all who heard him.