A Weekend with Al Staggs

Event details

  • Saturday | April 2, 2022 to Sunday | April 3, 2022
  • All Day

On the weekend of April 2-3, we welcome Al Staggs to St. John’s! Al was a parish minister for over 20 years before starting a career as a performing artist. He has performed at Chautauqua Institution; Trinity Church, New York; the National Cathedral in Washington, DC; the International Arts Festival in Caux, Switzerland; Riverside Church, New York as well as more than one hundred colleges and seminaries and hundreds of churches representing a wide diversity of denominational affiliation.

During the mid-1990’s, Al began expanding his repertoire to include original interpretations of the lives of Clarence Jordan, Walter Rauschenbusch, Oscar Romero, Martin Luther, Roger Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Merton, William Sloane Coffin and William Stringfellow. On Saturday, April 2, he will present his dramatic, one-person performance entitled A View From the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Tickets will be sold for this performance. On Sunday morning, April 3, Al will present a dramatic sermon representing Clarence Jordan, author of Cotton Patch Gospels and founder of Koinonia Farms, which was pivotal in the inspiration of Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity.