Pilgrimage of Abraham and Feast of Sacrifice
Event Name: Abraham: Pilgrimage and Feast of Sacrifice
Event Date: Thursday, October 26th
Event Time: Arrive 6-6:15, Program 6:15-7pm, Dinner 7pm-8pm
Event Location: First Baptist Greenville
We invite you to join us for a dinner event and discussion of the Pilgrimage of Abraham and Feast of Sacrifice. The significance of the"Sacrifice Feast", is that it is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year. The "Sacrifice Feast" is considered the holier of the two.
The Atlantic Institute, partnering with First Baptist Greenville, will present a dialogue discussion based on the Muslim and Christian background of the significance of the event that honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command. We will hear from two speakers Akif Aydin from Atlantic Institute and Senior Minister Jim Dant from First Baptist Greenville on this topic. Following the dialogue discussion a meal will be shared with all in attendance to continue the dialogue in small table settings.
Dr. Dant began his long pastoral career in 1980 as a staff minister at Parkwood Hills Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia and then at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Willisburg, Kentucky in 1981. He was the associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia from 1987-1991. He served as pastor at First Baptist Church in Baxley, Georgia from 1991-1997 and at Highland Hills Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia from 1997-2012.
In 2012, he co-founded Faithlab, a creative services firm that assists churches with their organizational and communications needs. Jim has served as an adjunct professor at Brewton Parker College, Mercer University and Mercers’ McAfee School of Theology and is a well-respected conference and retreat leader throughout the country.
Dr. Dant is a graduate of Georgia State University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Columbia Theological Seminary. He has enjoyed post-graduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew College, Macon State College, and the Mercy Center.
Dr. Dant’s diverse background and personal experiences have created in him a unique ability to identify and understand people from all walks of life. From playing classical guitar and studying Hebrew, to running triathlons and even enjoying a good card game, he uses his many talents to teach, mentor, and nurture individuals, groups, and congregations.
Dr. Akif Aydin,
President of Atlantic Institute SC
Dr. Aydin received his Master's degree from the FSU Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and PhD from Clemson University's Department of Economics. He is a businessman with several small businesses in Florida and South Carolina. Dr Aydin is married to his wife Ozge and together they have three children.