Barry Black Speaking at Andrews
Date: February 17, 2009
Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.), chaplain for the United States Senate and alumnus of Andrews University, is coming to Berrien Springs, Mich., on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. At 6 p.m. in the Pioneer Memorial Church main sanctuary, Chaplain Black will present “From the Hood to the Hill,” based on his book by the same name. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Office of the Provost at Andrews University.
Upon being elected as the 62nd chaplain of the United States Senate in 2003, Black achieved three unique distinctions: he became the first African-American, the first Seventh-day Adventist and the first military chaplain to hold the office. Chaplain Black also had the honor of giving the invocation for President Barack Obama’s inaugural luncheon on January 20.
Prior to his move to Capitol Hill, he served in the U.S. Navy for over 27 years, ending his career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains.
Chaplain Black earned a Master of Divinity in 1973 from the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.