Celebration and Annual Fundraiser Featuring Dr. John Perkins
Save The Date
Join us on Thursday, February 28, 2013 for the third annual Alumni and Friends Fundraising Event at the historic Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena featuring special guest speaker Dr. John Perkins.
5:30 – 6:00 pm Reception
6:00 – 8:30 pm Dinner and Celebration
Have You Registered yet?
- Keynote speaker Dr. John M. Perkins, author, international speaker, and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation, leadership, and community development
- Live music by world-renowned musicians Open Hands
- From Third Culture Worship, musical guests Irene Marin Thompson ’99 and Vaughn Thompson
- 90th Anniversary congratulations by Pastor Jack Hayford ‘56
- Stories of reconciliation by Doretha O’Quinn ’73 and Fernando Castillo ‘01
Ninety years ago, Aimee Semple McPherson cast a vision for the city of Los Angeles and for people throughout Southern California. She envisioned all people joining hands across the city in the reconciliation of people to each other and to the Lord. Sister Aimee led Angelus Temple, a church comprised of eight different congregations each with their own language, and established Life Pacific College as an international Bible training center to equip men and women to become evangelists, missionaries, pastors, and teachers.
Over eighty years ago, Dr. John Perkins was born in Mississippi in dire poverty as a sharecropper’s son. Fleeing to California as a teenager after his brother’s murder at the hands of a town marshal, he vowed never to return. However, after accepting Christ in 1960, he returned to Mississippi to share the gospel. In 1983, Perkins established the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development for the sole purpose of advancing the principles of Christian community development and racial reconciliation throughout the world.
Today, we must recognize another level of reconciliation. The Church must build a network of leaders who are multicultural and multigenerational as we present the gospel to our world. True reconciliation gives a voice to race, age, and gender.
Join us as we hear stories from alumni and leaders who are champions of reconciliation.
Life Pacific College is calling for pastors, leaders, alumni, and new friends to join hands across Southern California and across the nation in a transformational partnership to help us prepare leaders for a lifetime of reconciliation and ministry.
Celebrate Life will feature special musical guests: Open Hands!
Four world-renowned musicians have come together to form the group Open Hands. These refined performers are Abraham Laboriel, Justo Almario, Greg Mathieson, and Bill Maxwell. Open Hands combines native South American rhythms, American jazz, and rhythm and blues to create a unique and sophisticated sound.
For more information about Open Hands, please visit openhandsmusic.net.
If you’re unable to join us for the event, please consider showing your support to Celebrate LIFE 2013 by giving a donation online or calling Advancement. We can take your credit card information over the phone.