Reception 5:30 p.m.

Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Meeting after Dinner

Meeting will be held at the Sheraton in Needham

Our Guests

Dr. T.J. WrayProfessor of Religious & Theological Studies
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI
Rev. Gary LudwigPastor
First Baptist Church, Hingham
Rev. John OdamsPastor
First Baptist Church, Boston
Mr. David CollinsVice President
Boston Baptist Social Union
Mr. Jimmy ThomasDirector
Boston Baptist Social Union

Program Details

WelcomePresident Robert Jope
Song“Joyful,Joyful,We Adore Thee”
Led by Richard Freeman
InvocationRev. Gary Ludwig
BusinessRobert Jope
Christian Work MomentFred Drauschke
ProgramThe Herod Family Chronicles:
A Biblical and Archaeological Exploration of this Infamous Family
Professor T.J. Wray
BenedictionRev. John Odams

February Meeting

February 3rd, 2020

Our Program

Dr. T.J. Wray is a professor of Religious and Theological Studies at Salve Regina Univerisy in Newport, RI; where she teaches courses in Biblical Studies and world Religions. She is an award-winning professor and is the recipient of seveal teaching awards, including the Presidential Recognition Award and Professor of the Year. Dr. Wray is a prolific writer ans is the author of many articles and several books. She is a regular contributor to The Holy Land Review, The Franciscan Journal of Faith, Culture and Archeology, and is presently working on her next book, “In the Shadow of David: The Story of Israel's First King, Saul.”

Dr.Wray has appeared on National Public Radio, several television documentaries on the History Channel, and various other television and radio programs across the country and abroad. She has spoken to dozens og groups, large and small, nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics, ranging from the archeology of ancient Israel to the role of women during biblical antiquity. She was selected as one of two experts to present at the prestigious Biblical Archeology Seminar in May. An intrepid traveler, she has led tours to biblical lands, studied at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem and participated in several excavations, including Mt. Zion and Kibbutz Tzuba (the so-called “Cave of John the Baptist”).