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Take Courage: Twelfth Annual Lenten Preaching Series

Wake Forest University School of Divinity and First Baptist Church, Highland Avenue are again partnering for the annual Lenten Preaching Series. Services are at First Baptist Church, 700 Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem, from 12:00-1:00pm every Friday during Lent. Communion is served. Preachers include School of Divinity faculty, staff, and local clergy. All are welcome.

Complete Schedule

March 8
Take Heart
Luke 18:1-8
Reverend Paul Robeson Ford

March 15
The Courage to Reach Out
Luke 5: 27-32
Reverend Dr. Bill J. Leonard

March 22
The Courage to Speak Out
Matthew 10:16-20
Reverend Oliver Thomas

March 29
The Courage to Care
Luke 5:17-26
Revered Dr. Derek Hicks

April 5
The Courage to Persevere
Mark 7:24-30
Reverend Demi McCoy

April 12
The Courage to Face the End
Mark 14:32-42
Reverend Dr. Jill Crainshaw

April 19
Good Friday
The Seven Last Words of Jesus
School of Divinity students

These services have become a congregational and community tradition.

Friday, April 19 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

First Baptist Church Highland Avenue, Sanctuary 700 Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem NC 27101

Event Type

Religious Observance


School of Divinity, Spiritual Life

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students, Prospective Students





Contact name

Bill J. Leonard, Professor of Divinity Emeritus

Contact email

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