Holy Trinity Announces Annual Aletheia Speaker Series

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Holy Trinity Classical Christian School is proud to announce the launch of the annual Aletheia Speaker Series. Throughout the year, Holy Trinity will invite speakers to address thought provoking topics that align with our educational objective of encouraging moral character, civic virtue and the discovery of eternal truths. The school seeks to not only educate their students through content rich classical liberal arts and sciences curriculum, but also to feed the intellectual curiosity of the Beaufort community at large.

The series will begin on Tuesday, October 10th with guest lecturer Pastor Alexander McBride his theme is “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” from 2 Corinthians 3:17. Since its beginning as a “praise house” during the Civil War, First African Baptist Church has been a pillar of faith and strength in the Beaufort community. Pastor Alex McBride will speak about the history of First African Baptist and the significant role it has played in spreading “the freedom of the Lord.”
Born in Greenwood Mississippi in 1958, Pastor McBride was raised in a single parent home by his mother, Dollie L. McBride. He entered the United States Marine Corps in 1975 and became one of the first integrated blacks to be on President Carter’s Presidential Guards and first Black Sergeants Major to serve aboard the Nuclear Aircraft Carrier, The U.S.S. Harry S. Truman and chosen as the second Black Sergeants Major of the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station . He participated in several wars across three timelines: The final months of the evacuation of Cambodia, Operation Kuwaiti Freedom, and the Gulf War.
An honor graduate across three schools: Bachelor of Science in Management from Wayland Baptist University, Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Boston University, and a Master of Science in Theology from Liberty University. After 33-years tenure in ministry he now gratefully has his heart’s wish fulfilled as the full time senior Pastor of The Prestigious First African Baptist Church where his motto of teaching is, “Above All Else, Sound Doctrine…”

In November, Holy Trinity will offer a series of three evenings presented by Rev. Joe Lawrence. His theme for these lectures is “Telling Tales: the Mythic Imagination of Tolkien and Lewis.” The lectures are on Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, and 21. The Rev. Joe Lawrence graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a major in English Literature and a minor in Philosophy. He also graduated from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA with a Masters of Divinity. He is now the Interim Headmaster of Holy Trinity Classical Christian School and Chair of the Humanities Department.