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DIG: Bible Study Experience

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4601 NW 167th St

4601 Northwest 167th Street

Miami Gardens, FL 33055

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Learn to study the Bible in depth for preaching, teaching, and personal devotion.

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Frank A. Thomas, PhD, currently serves as the Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric and the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana. A revised and updated version of They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration In Preaching was released in August 2013. To complement this classic preaching book, Thomas published, in 2014, Preaching as Celebration Digital Lecture Series and Workbook. For many years, Thomas has also taught preaching to Doctoral and Masters level students at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee, and United Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio. He is the CEO of Hope For Life International, Inc., which formerly published The African American Pulpit. Thomas also serves as a member of the International Board of Societas Homiletica, an international society of teachers of preaching.

Thomas is the author of How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon and Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching, released by Abingdon Press respectively, February, 2018 and November 2016. He also co-edited Preaching With Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Sermons 1750 to the Present with Martha Simmons, published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2010. This critically acclaimed book offers a rare view of the unheralded role of the African American preacher in American history. Thomas is also the author of several other books on subjects from matters of prayer to spiritual maturity.

The Reverend Dr. Ronald L. Bobo Sr., is the retired pastor of the West Side Missionary Baptist Church in the city of Saint Louis, Missouri. West Side Baptist under his leadership currently has one church in two locations. The church has three worship services and many outreach ministries to the community, the nation, and the world at large. Dr. Bobo is a native of Detroit Michigan. He is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan where he graduated with a B.S. in music Education. He later furthered his studies at Southern Baptist Theological seminary in Louisville, Kentucky He graduated with Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry Degree. He was the pastor of the Bates Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky before coming to Saint Louis.​​



Dr. Bobo serves as the Executive Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri. He has served as the past President of the Baptist World Alliance Youth Department where he served faithfully ministering to youth around the world. He is currently active with the parent body of the Baptist World Alliance giving leadership on global issues in the church. Dr. Bobo is also serving as the Chairman of the Foreign Missions Board for the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. He is also the founder of Sharing Hope International Ministries which ministers globally as well as locally instructing, preaching, and ministering to the needs of the lost ​and downtrodden. Through Sharing Hope International Ministries (S.H.I.M.) he travels extensively to help the body of Christ through preaching, teaching, prayer and leading teams who serve in both medical and educational ministries.

Pastor Bobo is active in the National Baptist Convention USA Inc. and in the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education. He has traveled extensively to Africa, Asia, Australia, The Caribbean, Europe, and both North and South America. Dr. Bobo’s dream has always been to evangelize, sharing the love of Jesus Christ to those who have no hope around the world.

He is married to the lovely Darlean Anita Bobo and they have three sons who are also active in ministry.

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