The speaker is involved in a ministry geared to rebuilding urban families.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Dr. Crawford W. Loritts Jr. of Atlanta is the keynote speaker for the Urban Family Life Conference, Oct. 26-27, at Rising Star Baptist Church, 2943 Wardle Ave.
The two-day conference is to help recognize and overcome destructive forces against families by teaching people about the benefits of a Christ-centered marriage.
Conference attendees also will learn how to fulfill responsibilities as a parent and spouse, to know God's will for their marriage, to strengthen and build a godly heritage for the family, and to strengthen the local church by developing strong families.
Speaker's background: Loritts is associate director of U.S. ministries for Campus Crusade for Christ, a worldwide ministry with more than 20,000 full-time staff members and 600,000 associate staffers and volunteers. He has served with American Missionary Fellowship and was a church planter with the Black Evangelistic Enterprise.
He founded Legacy, a ministry within Campus Crusade, dedicated to rebuilding and restoring urban families, and has served as co-chairman of the National Congress on the Urban Family. He has a doctor of sacred theology degree from Philadelphia College of the Bible and a doctor of letters degree from Trinity International University. He and his wife, Karen, have four children.
The Oct. 26 session will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The Oct. 27 session will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is open to all married and single parents and engaged couples.
The cost, which includes a book and an Oct. 27 luncheon, is $15 per person ($30 per couple) before Oct. 6 and $20 per person ($40 per couple) after Oct. 6.
People interested can register by phone at (800) FL-TODAY or online at www.familylife.com. For more information, call Mark or Tamara Brown of Youngstown at (330) 747-5517.