Tuesday, September 28 – The Southeastern Iowa Synod Anti-Racism Network will gather on Zoom at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 28. We will host Rev. Dr. Melvin Grimes, pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Moline, and executive director for
Rev. Dr. Melvin L. Grimes is the Executive Director of Churches United of the Quad City Area and has been the Senior Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Moline IL for 32 years.
For the Baptist Church, he also serves as Financial Secretary for the Wood River District Association, and is an instructor for the Baptist General State Congress of Christian Education. For the community, he is also on the Board of Commissioners for the Moline Housing Authority. He is a member of the Village of a Thousand Elders and practices the Diamond Pledge, which was developed to see all people as something valuable, like a diamond.
Rev. Dr. Melvin L. Grimes received a B.A. In Religion and Sociology from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI. and a Master’s of Divinity in Theology and a Doctorate in Ministry from Grace Valley Theological Seminary, in Lubbock, TX.
The son of a local pastor and civil rights pioneer, the Rev. Dr. Melvin L. Grimes grew up in the Quad Cities and has been recognized in the community for his work against racism. The Rev. Dr. Melvin L. Grimes is excited to have this chance to speak to church leaders. He believes that churches need to stand up for those who are oppressed by racism and speak out against those who espouse racial opinions, biases, and bigotry. During his time with us, he will share information and leave us with a call to action.
Tuesday, September 28