We want to thank all that came online to listen and learn to the Virtual dialogue discussion on July 9th. We most certainly thank Imam Haque, Pastor Matthews, Pastor Blue and Dr Cohen for sharing their thoughts with us with regards to Racism in the Abrahamic Faiths. We look forward to furthering this conversation in our upcoming events as well.
Kyle Matthews is the Minister of Pastoral Care at the First Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina and the songwriting artist behind See for Yourself Music, Inc. During two decades as a recording artist and staff songwriter for BMG and Universal Publishing companies in Nashville, TN, his songs were recorded by over 70 major artists and won the Dove, Stellar, GMA and numerous ASCAP and BMI awards. In 2008, he transitioned to local pastoral ministry in order to invest more deeply in interpersonal ministry, faith formation, and community development, but he continues to perform concerts and lead conferences on a limited basis. Kyle is married to Susan and their children are Emily and Christopher. In April of 2006, his Alma Mater, Furman University, awarded him the Richard Furman Baptist Heritage Award recognizing "a graduate who reflects Baptist ideals by thinking critically, living compassionately and making life changing commitments."
Imam Dr. Ehtesham Haque resides in Greer, South Carolina, and serves as the Imam (the spiritual leader) at Islamic Society of Greenville.
Originally from India, he is fluent in four languages
Imam Haque has a Masters degrees and Ph.D. in Arabic language
He is very passionate about interfaith dialogue and activities.