Reverend Dr. Renita J. Weems is a biblical scholar, a writer, an ordained minister, and a public intellectual whose scholarly insights into modern faith, biblical texts, and the role of spirituality in everyday lives make her a highly sought-after writer and speaker. She has numerous books, commentaries and articles on the Bible and prophetic religion to her credit. Among these are “Just A Sister Away” (1987 & 2005); “I Asked for Intimacy” (1993); “Song of Songs: A Commentary”, Interpreter’s Bible Series, Vol. 5 (Abingdon, 1997).
Dr. Rubin is a clinician and educator with national expertise in systemic lupuserythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune rheumatic conditions. He has participated in dozens of clinical trials. He has published numerous articles, and abstracts. He started two rheumatology fellowships – one in Texas and the other in Michigan, devoting much of his career to educating dozens of young trainees to develop into successful clinicians and academic rheumatologists.
Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr. is the senior pastor of the Beebe Memorial Cathedral (BMC) in Oakland, CA. He is the author of Pressing Reset: When Life Forces You to Start Over Againand Exchange: Trading Your Brokenness for Exceptional Purpose. As senior pastor of BMC since 2003, Dr. Hames leads one of the fastest growing congregations in the CME church.
Mamie Robinson Floyd is the Founder of JustConsult, Inc., and currently serves as a Federal Grant Reviewer and Program Technical Assistant for various Federal Agencies. Also, consults start-up non-profits organizations and agencies that serve Public Health and Mental Health communities.
Dr. Brion Randolph specializes in the care of patients with blood cancers with an interest in leukemia, myeloproliferative disorders, myelodysplastic syndromes and high-risk multiple myeloma. He joined the faculty at MUSC in the summer of 2018 and has practiced hematology and medical oncology since 2009.
Dr. Paul L. Brown, Sr. is the President & Dean of Phillips School of Theology at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of Stress and the Pulpit. Born in Newark, New Jersey and educated in the Essex County public School system, Dr. Brown graduated Orange High School in 1978. He then went on to college at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., and completed his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University of New Jersey.
Bishop Horace E. Smith, M.D. is a man gifted with a passion for God’s Word coupled with a love for God’s people. He has a contagious spirit of generosity that overflows in every facet of his life. As pastor of the Apostolic Faith Church and an attending physician specializing in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital), Dr. Horace E. Smith has treated bodies and souls for three decades.
Cary Goodman serves as the National Program Director of The Balm In Gilead in Richmond, VA. For over 12 years, he has traveled extensively, educating, advocating and empowering faith leaders, churches and communities on various public health issues such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, food/nutrition, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases.
Dr. Tamara Huff is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute in Columbus, Georgia. Among her many notable works and achievements along her journey is certification in clinical and translational science, the cornerstone of the future of medicine.