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About the Conference

Who We Are

For 29 years: The Balm In Gilead, Inc. builds and strengthens the capacity of African-American faith communities to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities.

What We Do

Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference is the leading training conference for establishing and sustaining Health Ministries for congregations serving African Americans.

Our Goals

Increase an understanding of concepts and models of disease management to improve the quality of life for African- Americans with chronic health conditions.

Our Speakers

Regina Belle

“I’m amazingly blessed. I will never ever say that I’ve lived the perfect life to be shown such favor with God or the people but here I am,” declares the incomparable Regina Belle. The Academy Award-winning and Multi Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress, with a string of hits including Make It Like It Was, If I Could, Baby Come To Me and This Is Love,...

Dr. Khaalida T. Forbes

Dr. Khaalida T. Forbes, MSW, DMIN  is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Metamorphosis Enterprises, Atlanta, GA.   As a native of New York, Dr. Forbes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Virginia State University, both a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work as well as a Masters of Divinity degree from Howard University, and an earned Doctorate of Ministry degree in Prophetic Preaching for the 21st Century from United Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Renita J. Weems

Reverend Dr. Renita J. Weems is a biblical scholar, a writer, an ordained minister, and a public intellectual whose scholarly insights into modern faith, biblical texts, and the role of spirituality in everyday lives make her a highly sought-after writer and speaker. She has numerous books, commentaries and articles on the Bible and prophetic religion to her credit. Among these are “Just A Sister Away” (1987 & 2005); “I Asked for Intimacy” (1993); “Song of Songs: A Commentary”, Interpreter’s Bible Series, Vol. 5 (Abingdon, 1997).

Dr. Paul L. Brown, Sr.

Dr. Paul L. Brown, Sr. is the President & Dean of Phillips School of Theology at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of Stress and the Pulpit. Born in Newark, New Jersey and educated in the Essex County public School system, Dr. Brown graduated Orange High School in 1978. He then went on to college at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., and completed his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University of New Jersey. Dr. Brown received his Masters of Divinity degree from Phillips School of Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Ga., in May of 1991.

“Thank you to Healthy Churches 2020 for a brilliant conference.  The speakers were not only experienced professionals they knew how to present accessibly and with passion, the preaching was motivating and the exhibition hall was filled with resources that were useful.”

Rebecca Johnson, Chicago, IL.

“Simply put; this is the greatest conference for anyone who works in healthcare, church-related health ministries, or health advocacy! Mark your calendar and be there! ”

Savalas R. Squire Sr, Winston-Salem, NC
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