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Potluck Reception for Jerry DeWitt and RITR Planning Meeting

  • May 22, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Join us for a relaxing pot-luck dinner and social evening. Bring your favorite dish and/or beverage to share. Enjoy the company of your fellow Freethinkers and meet and mingle with one of the hottest rising stars in the atheist movement, Jerry DeWitt.

Jerry became an atheist after more than twenty-five years of Pentecostal ministry in his home state of Louisiana. His ministry experience began at the early age of seventeen and included evangelizing across the United States and being the assistant pastor of two United Pentecostal churches and one Apostolic church. During his dilemma with doubt Jerry ultimately held the senior pastorate of two very unique congregations, one Charismatic Dominionist and the other non-denominational fundamentalist.

Jerry also holds the distinction of being the first graduate of, and a spokesman for The Clergy Project, a private, invitation-only “safe house” community of current and former ministers who no longer hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions. Most recently, Jerry was appointed Executive Director of Recovering from Religion.

The Thinking Atheist - May 5th Podcast Interview

NPR Talk of the Nation - May 7th Teresa MacBain & Jerry DeWitt

Living After Faith Podcast - April 4th

Those involved with the planning of Reason in the Rock will break off in a planning meeting towards the end of the evening.

*Sorry for the short notice and conflict with Science Cafe. This will probably be Jerry's last night in town and we didn't want to miss the opportunity.

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  • Sharon K. M.

    I enjoyed the meeting but would have liked to have heard Jerry's story. I guess everyone else had already heard it, and maybe he was tired of telling it.

    May 23, 2012

  • Susan K.

    The best time with a wonderfully skeptical group of people!

    May 23, 2012

  • George S

    It was a pleasure finally meeting Mr. DeWitt.
    Nice reception.

    May 23, 2012

  • George S

    I can't believe how some people live! There was food, beverages and people scattered all over the house.
    Oh, it must have been a party.
    Never mind...

    May 23, 2012

  • Dave B.

    Great fun, food and friendship!

    May 22, 2012

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