St. James guest speaker to address addiction recovery ministries

Rev. Jorge Acevedo, senior pastor at Grace Church, a multi-site United Methodist congregation in Southwest Florida, will be guest speaker at Little Rock’s St. James United Methodist Church Nov. 13-14. His topic will be “Ministries of Recovery from Addiction.”

As featured guest of the 2021 Fiser-Christie Lectureship, Acevedo will participate in a panel discussion from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and speak at the 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services Sunday, Nov 14. All events are open to the public and will also be live-streamed at

Rescued from a life of addictions, Acevedo leads a congregation recognized as having one of the largest and most effective recovery ministries in America. A published author, Acevedo has been recognized for excellence in evangelism and church leadership.

The annual lectureship, which honors the lives of Paul Martin Fiser, M.D., and Rev. James and Marie Christie, explores topics related to the Church’s responsibility for and activities in missions, both domestic and international. St. James UMC is located at 321 Pleasant Valley Drive.

Contact: Rev. Jessica Durand, Senior Associate Pastor, or (501) 217-6710.

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Media inquiries: Jane Dennis, 501-681-9472

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