Be sure to mark January 29 on your new 2016 calendars for the upcoming men’s rally held every year at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS. This is a regional multi-generational evening of worship and fellowship after a meal together. The highlight of the rally is strong expository preaching and the rich sound of more than 1000 men’s voices singing praises to God. Invite your fathers, sons, grandsons, neighbors, coworkers. Events begins at 5:15Pm — and it’s free! (There will be an opportunity to make a donation if you would like to do so.)

This year’s speaker will be Dr. Douglas F. Kelly who serves as the Richard Jordan Professor of Theology at Reformed Theological Seminar in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Kelly is dear to the congregation of Pinehaven Presbyterian Church from the days when he preached many sermons in our pulpit.

Dr. Kelly received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Diploma from the University of Lyon, his B.D. from the Union Theological Seminary, and his Ph. D. from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of many written works including, If God Already Knows, Why Pray?, Preachers with Power: Four Stalwarts of the South, New Life in the Wasteland, Creation and Change, and The Emergence of Liberty in the Modern World. His firm grasp of multiple languages and his theological competence are capably demonstrated in translating such works as Sermons by John Calvin on II Samuel. He is serving with David Wright of the University of Edinburgh as a general editor for a revision of Calvin’s Old Testament Commentaries. Before joining the faculty at RTS, Dr. Kelly travelled extensively throughout the world preaching and teaching. He was also enlisted to serve on the Jurisprudence project of The Christian Legal Society and serves on the Credentials Committee of the Central Carolina Presbytery.

No advance registration is necessary and there is no charge for the dinner. Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m. followed by the first session at 6:30 p.m. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Gabe Fluhrer gabef@fpcjackson.org

5:15-6:30 p.m.: Dinner served in Miller Hall; Bookstore open
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Session 1
7:30-8:00 p.m.: Break – refreshments in Miller Hall; Bookstore open
8:00-9:00 p.m.: Session 2
Spaghetti with meat sauce
Tossed salad with choice of dressing
Garlic bread
Assorted desserts

Refreshments and coffee will also be served.