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Richmond Virginia Seminary Celebrates its 33rd Commencement Exercise -- Dr. Jamal Bryant, Pastor for Baltimore's Empowerment Temple to Deliver Commencement Address
Contact: Akia Garnett, 804-780-0103
RICHMOND, Va., June 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Mega church pastor, Dr. Jamal H. Bryant of Baltimore, Maryland's Empowerment Temple, will deliver the commencement address to the Richmond Virginia Seminary (RVS) graduates.
"At Richmond Virginia Seminary, we have been busy reinventing our self. We have reaffirmed and recommitted ourselves to the vision our founder, Benjamin W. Robertson, Sr. to reach non-traditional bi-vocational Christian pastors, preachers and leaders. We believe that our evolving mission is to help our students merge and marry their current methods of ministry with new and innovative ministry processes." Dr. Leonard N. Smith, Chancellor for RVS and Senior Minister for the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Smith, a progressive leader in the Christian Church, is a past president of the Virginia Baptist State Convention, Inc.

RVS's new emphasis is to implement a relevant competency-based curriculum that will equip students to do effective ministry in the 21st century, by instituting educational delivery systems and programs that meet the needs of adult contemporary learners.

The 33rd Commencement Exercises event is Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7pm. The event will be held at the Fifth Baptist Church, 1415 West Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220. The event is open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
The mission of Richmond Virginia Seminary is "To equip men and women to effectively serve and lead the ecclesiastical and global communities by providing practical theological and ministry education and training." RVS was founded in 1981 by Dr. Benjamin W. Robertson, Sr., and exists to stretch one's experience, mind, capacity and commitment, realizing that people grow by being challenged to do their very best and being exposed to models of excellence. For general information about the RVS, persons can visit www.RVS.edu, send an email to info@rvs.edu or call 804.780.0103.