Pastor-Elect Danté R. Quick, Ph.D.

All are invited to “Join the Procession” and attend service at 10 a.m. August 8, 2021 when First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG) resumes in-person worship, which had been suspended since early 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rev. Danté R. Quick, Ph.D., who was elected FBCLG pastor on May 22, 2021, and succeeds Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., will preside over the service.

FBCLG invites all to welcome our new pastor for this joyous occasion, as it is written in Psalm 42:4, “These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I went with the throng, and led them in process to the house of God, with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.”

Pastor Quick, who previously pastored the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Vallejo, California since 2010, earned his Ph.D. in Philosophical and Systematic Theology with a focus on African American Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. He received a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science with a concentration in pre-law from Morehouse College.

Pastor Quick accepted his call to ministry under the pastorate of the Reverend Dr. Aaron L. Parker of the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Atlanta and has since served three churches, including Friendship, New Liberation Presbyterian Church in San Francisco and ITC/Faithfactor, a Presidential Initiative of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. His scholarship is focused on the theology of Howard Thurman and the political philosophy of Ralph Bunche en route to the construction of an African-American political theology. Pastor Quick is originally from Washington, D.C. and, secularly, has served in the offices of Mayor Marion Barry, Congressman John Lewis and Governor Zell Miller. He also served as the legislative representative for the Atlanta Board of Education. In these capacities he has addressed audiences at the National Conference of Black Mayors, The World Conference of Mayors and the National Conference of Black Men. He also served as the special programs administrator for the Fulton County District Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rev. Danté Quick, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor