Since 2003, The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC) has become an esteemed global network of diverse ecumenical faith leaders, seminaries, denominations, and non-profit organizations engaged in the work of justice across a myriad of prescient issues. SDPC aims to treat the people’s needs as holy with vision, by faith, and through action. Engaging the epicenters of equity, economics, and communal experiences through education, advocacy, and activism.
The 2023 conference will be convened at the Atlanta Hilton Downtown Monday, February 20 – Thursday, February 24, 2023, in Atlanta, GA. Updates can be found at www.sdpconference.info.
The Annual Clergy and Lay Leadership Conference through the power of prophetic preaching, informed teaching and social activism, clergy, and laity work together on behalf of those most vulnerable and marginalized in the world. The 2023 Conference will include…
Opening conference worship service at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
Featured Preachers include Dr. Teresa Fry-Brown, Dr. Brandon Crowley, Dr. Neichelle Guidry, and Dr. John W. Kinney
Informed teaching and educational opportunities through various workshops including Access, Equity, and the Influence of Tech and Repairing the Harm: Connecting the Dots – Our Global Struggle
Ella Jo Baker Awards Luncheon honoring Sen. Raphael Warnock and Ms. Stacey Abrams
Signature 20th Year and Beautiful Are The Feet Honoree Gala honoring Dr. Melinda Contreras-Byrd † Rev. Dr. David Daniels † Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson-Cook
Rev. Nelson and Mrs. Joyce Johnson † Rev. Dr. John Mendez † Bishop Frank Madison Reid III † Rev. Dr. Sandye Wilson
“Where Future Meets Legacy: Theo-Ethics, African Spirituality, and Afrofuturism”
The Annual Clergy and Lay Leadership Conference is the premier international justice gathering hosted by the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. Hosted annually, attendees arrive at the three-day conference for inspiration, education, fellowship, and communal ingenuity. Through the power of prophetic preaching, informed teaching and social activism, clergy, and laity work together on behalf of those most vulnerable and marginalized in the world. Conference attendees here from the foremost African American theological scholars, grassroots and political leaders, emerging leaders, and practitioners.