Tribble to speak at Festival of Faith

Dr. Jeffery Tribble

The director of the Center for the Church and Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., will be the guest speaker next week for the two-night Festival of Faith, sponsored by the Cal Turner Jr. Center for Church Leadership at Martin Methodist College.

The Rev. Dr. Jeffery L. Tribble Sr. will speak on the topic of “Journeying Together in Christ Though Divided By Race.”

The Festival of Faith will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights in the Gallery of Colonial Hall on the Martin Methodist College campus.

An ordained elder in the A.M.E. Zion Church, Tribble is assistant professor of Congregational Leadership at Garrett. He is the author of “Transformative Pastoral Leadership in the Black Church,” published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2005 as a part of its series in Black Religion, Womanist Thought, and Social Justice. He is also the author of “Joining Jesus: A Class Manual for Initiation into Christian Discipleship and Welcome into the A.M.E. Zion Church,” published by the Christian Education Department of the AME Zion Church in 2006.

His ecumenical work includes his current membership on the United Methodist Publishing House Board of Directors as Pan-Methodist representative. 

The native of Chicago, Ill., graduated cum laude from Howard University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He then attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and following a career in the nuclear power industry, he answered God’s call to full-time ministry, completing programs at Hartford Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and the joint doctoral program at Northwestern University and Garrett.

Tribble has served as: pastor of St. Andrew A.M.E. Zion Church in Gary, Ind.; pastor of St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church in Chicago, Ill; conference musician; instructor of ministerial course of studies on the district and conference level; Chicago District Conference secretary; Michigan Annual Conference director of evangelism; and Midwest Episcopal District director of evangelism. He was elected as an alternate ministerial delegate to the A.M.E. Zion General Conference and seated in both the 2000 and 2004 General Conferences of the A.M.E. Zion Church.  He is presently a member of the ministerial and musical staff of Greater Walters A.M.E. Zion Church in Chicago.