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  • Amiri Hooker

    Contributing sermons since Mar 22, 2011
Amiri's church

Lake City Circuit
Lake City South Carolina , 29560-3507
1-843-956-5007

About Amiri
  • Education: Rev. Hooker went on to attend Methodist College in Fayetteville NC at the encouragement of the Late Bishop Bethea. Rev Hooker went on to enroll in a Masters of divinity program at the Gammon Division of the Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta GA, Where he majored in Theology with a concentration in African Thought.
  • Experience: In College Rev. majored in Biblical studies, helped organized the State Black Student Network and worked with the Children’s Defense Fund and Black Community Crusaded to help bring back Freedom Schools and the idea of racial up left in young African American Adults. During Seminary Rev Hooker was ordained an United Methodist Pastor and awarded several awards and also selected as a member of ASCAC a Kemitic Teaching Think Tank.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: "I'm a Black Renaissance man and It is my belief that four things constitute a Black Man's coming of age and they are; a rebirth of spirit that heightens the senses; a reawakening of the mind that alludes to wisdom; a renewal of the heart that instills loving, giving, forgiveness and sharing; and a resurrection of the body that gives him full control of his sensuality and sexuality to the point that he exercises great responsibility.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: A rattlesnake, if cornered, will sometimes become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is–a biting of oneself. We think that we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves.Jones, E. Stanley. Reader’s Digest December 1981.
  • Family: Rev. Amiri B. Hooker (ah MY REE) The Son of Mrs. Claudette David Hooker and the late Bernard Hooker. Born In Philadelphia PA. A native of both Philadelphia and Bennettsville SC Rev Hooker received and accepted his calling in junior high school. He has been active in ministry now some 16years. Rev Hooker attended Schools in the Public school system and graduated near the bottom of his high school class, at Marlboro County High School.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Substance of Things Hoped for A Memoir of African-American Faith
  • Books that have had an impact: Ankh NE Ra. (1995). Let the ancestors speaks Removing the veil of mysticism from Mdu Netcher. Temple Hills, NM.: JOM Publishers. Ben Jochannan, Yosef. (1972). The black man's religion Extracts and comments from the Holy Black Bib] . New York: Alkebu Lan Books. Browder, Anthony. (1992). Nile Valley contributors to civilization Exploding the myth,, Vol. L Washington D.C.: Institute for Karn dc Guidance.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction... The chain reaction of evil-hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars-must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. King, Martin Luther. Strength to Love. New York: Harper & Row, 1963.
  • What I want on my tombstone: God gave him a gift to Change the World, and he tried to provide justice to the poor, sight to the blind
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