James A. Forbes Jr.
senior minister emeritus, Riverside Church, NY
James Alexander Forbes, Jr. is senior minister emeritus of The Riverside Church, President of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, and host of The Time Is Now on Air America Radio. Before being called to Riverside's pulpit, Dr. Forbes served from 1976-1985 as the Brown and Sockman Associate Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. From 1985-1989 he was Union's first Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching. Union named him the first Harry Emerson Fosdick Adjunct Professor of Preaching in 1989, when he accepted the pastorate at Riverside. Dr. Forbes also serves on the core teaching staff at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York. In national and international religious circles, Dr. Forbes is known as the preacher's preacher because of his extensive preaching career and his charismatic style. In their March 4, 1996 issue, *Newsweek* magazine recognized Forbes as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world. This pastor, educator, administrator, community activist and interfaith leader was designated as one of America's greatest black preachers by *Ebony* magazine in 1984 and 1993. He won the Alumni Charter Day Award of Howard University for Distinguished Post Graduate Achievement In Ministry. In 1995 he emerged in the Baylor University Survey as one of twelve remarkable and most effective preachers in the English-speaking world.