Rev. Cody J. Sanders, via Facebook

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On Sept. 28, 11 a.m., Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd., welcomes guest minister Rev. Cody J. Sanders, an ordained Baptist minister, a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. Sanders is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas.

He is author of “Queer Lessons for Churches on the Straight and Narrow” and editor of the second edition of “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: A Resource for Congregations on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” published by the Alliance of Baptists, the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists and the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.

Sanders lives in Sacramento, Calif., with his partner, Ben Curry (also a Baptist minister).

Myers Park has an active LGBT Fellowship outreach ministry for its members. It also provides volunteer opportunities with advocacy agencies such as Regional AIDS Interfaith Network and Time Out Youth Center.


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