Black History Chapel

Drs. Woodson, Peterson, and Lane discuss the importance of racial reconciliation. They also take questions from the audience.

Eddie B. Lane
Eddie B. Lane, Sr., was one of DTS’s first African American students. Until his death in 2015, he was associate professor emeritus of Pastoral Ministries. During his time at DTS, he was instrumental in developing the Urban Ministries emphasis in the Master of Theology (ThM) program, and he was a sought after and beloved advisor to many students. He was also senior pastor of Bibleway Bible Church, which he founded and where he pastored for forty-eight years. Also at Bibleway, he founded and served as executive director of the Early Childhood Development Center. Dr. Lane founded and served as president of the Institute for Black Family Renewal. He was also founder and president of Black Family Press, which published many of his numerous works. At one time, he served as president of the National Black Evangelical Association. Having earned a diploma from Southern Bible Institute, where he later taught, Lane received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas; his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS); and his D.D. from Denver Seminary.
Willie O. Peterson
Dr. Willie O. Peterson has served as a pastor of churches in Texas and Oregon beginning in 1965, until he retired in 2003.  He has served in various roles at Dallas Theological Seminary since 1986 including Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Ministries and the Doctor of Ministry Studies; assistant director for the Doctor of Ministry Studies at Dallas Seminary; for 14 years he was a member of the Denver Seminary’s Board of Trustees, serving one term as its chairman, and for eleven years he was vice president of Urban Evangelical Mission. He was a founding board member of the Mosaix Global Network. Willie’s Conference Speaking ministry has included parts of Africa, Europe, India, and Southeast Asia. In 2006, he conducted the spiritual life retreat at Garmisch, Germany, for all U.S. Military Chaplains and Chaplaincy staffs serving in Europe. He is a confidential advisor, coach and mentor to pastors, and leaders for Christian organizations and institutions. Dr. Peterson is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church, serving currently as assistant to the superintendent for the MIDSOUTH Conference.  Willie and wife Anna Marie live in a suburb of Dallas.
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