Conversations on Multi-Ethnic Ministry – Bios

Conversations on Multi-Ethnic Ministry – Speaker bios


Jonathan Seda

Biographical Information

Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church, Dover, Delaware whose passion is bringing people together across the lines of race and class in the worship of God. Grace is a church on the journey from being mono ethnic to multi ethnic.

Title of His Talk: 
“Biblical Imperatives for the multi ethnic, cross-cultural church”

Description of His Talk:
Is the vision of a multi-ethnic, cross-cultural local church optional or mandated by Scripture? This talk will explore the biblical mandate for the multi ethnic church and seeking to demonstrate that this is God’s vision. The local church is called to demonstrate the reconciling power of the gospel. That church where people from the nations come together in the worship of God, is the church that displays most clearly the fulfillment of God’s covenant promise to Abraham that all peoples would be blessed in him.

Kenny Foster

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Having been a Christian for 34 years and preaching, evangelizing, and equipping saints for more than 20 years, Kenny has been a part of the pastoral team at Grace for 5 years. He and his family moved from Chattanooga, TN, where Kenny served as an Asst. Pastor at New City Fellowship. He and his wife, Connie, have been married for 26 years and have two sons. Corey who lives in Chattanooga and Cody, who serves in the US Army, in Germany.

Title of His Talk: 
“I Am Not Ashamed Of The Gospel”

Description of His Talk:
Every ministry has its challenges, but to change a church culture from mono-ethnic to multi-ethnic presents an extra set of challenges! It is wise to identify said challenges and deal with them in the light of the grace revealed in Christ. Kenny will share from his experience over the past 5 years and what he has learned. This thought provoking testimony is foundational, philosophical, cultural, personal and theological. If you are in a church that is changing or thinking about it, join in a conversation that will have depth, insight, wit and practicality.

Lance Lewis

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Pastor Lance Lewis serves as the co-pastor of Christ Redemption Fellowship which is located in a suburb of Philadelphia. CRF’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ with the hope of doing so while showing the unifying power of the gospel.

Title of His Talk: 
“Blessed Be The Ties That Bind”

Description of His Talk:
Pastor Lance will explore and describe those things that unite and bind God’s people to each other and thus can serve as a witness of gospel driven unity in a world infatuated with notions of diversity.