2022 Annual Conference

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The Institute for Justice Formation Proudly Presents
2nd Annual Conference
June 15 – 17, 2022

Hosted by
Parkwood Baptist Church
Annandale, VA

Critical engagement with the Bible discloses the mandate for Christians to seek first the Kingdom of God and the eternal beauty of His justice (Matthew 6:33). Unfortunately, controversial political divides and toxic social aversions in society have contaminated the clarity of this eternal mandate, especially in recent decades. Unresolved, controversial social problems involving race, poverty, violence, gender roles, and other tangible injustices have confused many. Into this often-toxic nexus, the Institute for Justice Formation has taken up the challenge to help the Church reach its potential as the salt and light of society regarding the pursuit of biblical justice.

The Mission of The Institute for Justice Formation (IJF) is to establish enduring, robust relationships between religious and cultural institutions through a holistic program of Worship, Education, and Advocacy.

The Institute for Justice Formation sponsors “In Search of Biblical Justice,” an annual conference for professors, pastors, students, and public advocates to challenge us through worship, presentations, panels, and workshops to wake up and stay awake to God’s love for justice. If you would like to attend register below: or if you have any questions email us at mthomas@mcleanbaptist.org.



Wednesday, June 15, 2022
7pm – 8:15 pm




·      Opening: Rev. Dr. Jeffrey G. Willetts, Ph.D.

·      Institute for Justice Formation: Rev. Samuel L. Feemster

·      Justice and Introduction of Speaker: Rev. Danielle Bridgeforth

·      Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert, Ph.D.

·      Closing Remarks and Benediction: Rev. Dr. Jeffrey G. Willetts, Ph.D


Thursday, June 16, 2022

8:30am Welcome

In Search for Biblical Justice


Rev. Dr. Kenneth Pruitt

Rev. Samuel L. Feemster


9am What the Bible says about Church,

Race, & Justice-Part II


Rev. Dr. Drew Hill;

Rev. Dr. Robert Wallace, Ph.D.


10:30am The Value of Institutions to

Theological Schools


Rev. Dr. Larry Golemon, WTC;

Rev. Dr. Kenneth R. Pruitt,

IJF Inaugural Cohort


12pm Lunch


1pm Theories of Christian Education and Justice


Dr. Barbara Fears, Ph.D., HUSD


2:15pm Christian Leadership and Justice


Dr. Andre Shirin, Ph.D., JLCTS


3:30pm Worship as Justice


Rev. Dr. John Lee, Ph.D., JLCTS;

Rev. Dr. Jeffrev G. Willetts. Ph.D


Friday, June 17, 2022
8:30am Justice and Youth Ministry Dr. Denise Jensen. Ph.D., VUU


9:30am Criminal Justice and Advocacy Rev. Dr. Harold D. Trulear, Ph.D. HUSD


11am Justice Formation Fellowship Rev. Sean Roberds, Rev. Dr. Drew

Hill, Rev. Dr. Robert Wallace, Ph.D.


12pm Worship/Communion Rev. Dr. Jeffrey G. Willetts, Ph.D

Closing Remarks & Departure


Criminal Justice and Advocacy - Rev. Dr. Harold Trulear

Theories of Christian Education and Justice - Dr. Barbara Fears