Reverend Dr. Boone to headline Rouson Lecture at Chowan University
MURFREESBORO, NC – Reverend Dr. Linwood Boone, D. MIN. will headline this year’s Rouson Memorial Lecture, held February 1st at 11am in Turner Auditorium inside McDowell Columns Hall on the Chowan University campus.
Dr. Boone currently resides in Hampton, Virginia with his wife, formerly known as Amanda Battle. He received his Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (the 5th Boone in his family to receive a degree from Temple since its inception); Master of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia; and his Doctor of Ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. His dissertation model was on “The Effects of Internal Oppression on Educated African Americans in the Worship Experience.”
Dr. Boone is currently the Clinical Family Coordinator at Virginia Support Services, Inc., located in Suffolk, VA. He has a magnitude of experience in social services from both Pennsylvania and Virginia. He was also actively involved in the American Public Welfare Southeastern Regional Conference. He has made guest appearances at both the Virginia Legislature and the Virginia House of Delegates.
Dr. Boone has received numerous awards and recognition from Virginia Behavior Services, 1 Life 1 Love Counseling and Treatment Services, Agape Counseling and Therapeutic Services, Hampton Department of Social Services, Hanover Department of Social Services, and Norfolk Department of Human Services.
In September of 2002, Dr. Boone realized his long-time dream of being an educator for the historic Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. In April of 2012 Dr. Boone published his first book, The Chronological History of The Roanoke Missionary Baptist and Its Founders from 1866-1966, Volume I. His second book, The History of Roanoke Normal and Industrial Institute was published in May of 2014. He has another book in the works, The Chronological History of the Roanoke Missionary Baptist and Its Founders from 1866-1966, Volume II; it will be released in May of 2017. The last volume of this work, The Roanoke Missionary Baptist Association Preacher in the Civil War: The Chronology of 10 Black Preachers and their Contributions is scheduled to be released in mid-2018.
Dr. Boone will be presenting the lecture titled “Eli Williamston- The Shoemaker’s Son” on February 1st during the Rouson Memorial Lecture. The lecture is named for Reverend and Mrs. Rouson who were noted Hertford County religious leaders whose legacy of religious stewardship, family values and community service lives on today in the lives of their children, former students, co-workers and county residents. “The purpose of this event is to recognize Christian values, brotherhood, stewardship, and the importance of family,” stated local historian Alice Eley Jones, “to recognize good Christians who do good deeds for their community.”
Please join us on February 1st at 11:00 am in Turner Auditorium as we honor Reverend Dr. Linwood Boone, D. MIN at the annual Reverend George T. and Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture. Admission is free and open to the public.