The Rev. Bill Davnie will speak during the 9:30 education hour on “Islam for Christians.”
Bill Davnie is a Presbyterian minister currently serving the Presbytery as stated clerk. He was first exposed to Islam as a living religion in 1974-75 when he spent a year on the staff of an Islamic Teacher’s College in Indonesia. After several years as a pastor in rural North Dakota, he joined the U.S. Foreign Service, and during that career had a posting in Tajikistan, a Muslim country in Central Asia. He and his wife Charlotte have two daughters, one of whom is now posted to Sri Lanka, where she is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development. The other daughter is a nurse in Florida; her husband is currently posted in Kuwait as an Army warrant officer.
Davnie will also preach during worship, tackling the teachings of Jesus about what defiles a person (Matthew 15:1-20).
Our ensemble-in-residence Ars Nova Brass Quintet will provide music.