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Rev. Peter Gomes

Harvard sociologist, author; Chairman of the Board of the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

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 Rev. Peter Gomes Biography

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1942, The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes is an American Baptist minister ordained to the Christian Ministry by The First Baptist Church of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Since 1970 he has served in The Memorial Church, Harvard University, and since 1974, he has been the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in The Memorial Church.

A member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of the Faculty of Divinity of Harvard University, Professor Gomes holds degrees from Bates College (AB, 1965), and from the Harvard Divinity School (STB, 1968), and 27 honorary degrees. In 2001, Harvard University presented him with The Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award. He is an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College and The University of Cambridge, England, where The Gomes Lectureship is established in his name.

Widely regarded as one of America's most distinguished preachers, The Reverend Professor Gomes has fulfilled preaching and lecturing engagements throughout this country and the British Isles. In 2004 he addressed the John F. Kennedy School of Government Leadership Conference. In 2003 he was Lecturer at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia, and delivered The Lyttelton Addresses at Eton College, England. In 2002 he served as Hein Fry Lecturer for the Evangelical Lutheran Seminaries in the United States. In 2001 he was Missioner to Oxford University, preaching in the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin; in 2000 he delivered The University Sermon before The University of Cambridge, England, and preached The Millennial Sermon in Canterbury Cathedral, England; and in 1998 he presented The Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching, in Yale Divinity School.

Named Clergy of the Year in 1998 by Religion in American Life, The Reverend Professor Gomes participated in the presidential inaugurations of Ronald Wilson Reagan and of George Herbert Walker Bush. His New York Times and national best-selling books, The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart and Sermons: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living, were published by William Morrow and Company, Inc. The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need was published in 2002 by HarperSanFrancisco, which published Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living in spring 2003. In 2003, Gomes's Book of Good Graces: A Collection of Graces and Blessings, was published by Thornwillow Press, Ltd. In 2005, The Backward Glance and the Forward Look was published by WordTech. He has also published ten volumes of sermons as well as numerous articles and papers.

The Reverend Professor Gomes serves on the advisory board of The Living Pulpit. In addition, he serves as Harvard University trustee of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and as trustee of The Roxbury Latin School and of Bates College. He is a member of The Massachusetts Historical Society, The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and a sometime Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, London, England. Former acting director of The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University, he is past president of The Signet Society, Harvard's oldest literary society, and former trustee of Wellesley College, of The Public Broadcasting Service, and of Plimoth Plantation. He is past president and trustee of The Pilgrim Society of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Profiled by Robert Boynton in The New Yorker, and interviewed by Morley Safer on 60 Minutes, The Reverend Professor Gomes was included in the summer 1999 premiere issue of Talk magazine as part of its feature article, 'The Best Talkers in America: Fifty Big Mouths We Hope Will Never Shut Up.'

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Rev. Peter Gomes

Harvard sociologist, author; Chairman of the Board of the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

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Rev. Peter Gomes Biography

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1942, The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes is an American Baptist minister ordained to the Christian Ministry by The First Baptist Church of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Since 1970 he has served in The Memorial Church, Harvard University, and since 1974, he has been the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in The Memorial Church.

A member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of the Faculty of Divinity of Harvard University, Professor Gomes holds degrees from Bates College (AB, 1965), and from the Harvard Divinity School (STB, 1968), and 27 honorary degrees. In 2001, Harvard University presented him with The Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award. He is an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College and The University of Cambridge, England, where The Gomes Lectureship is established in his name.

Widely regarded as one of America's most distinguished preachers, The Reverend Professor Gomes has fulfilled preaching and lecturing engagements throughout this country and the British Isles. In 2004 he addressed the John F. Kennedy School of Government Leadership Conference. In 2003 he was Lecturer at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia, and delivered The Lyttelton Addresses at Eton College, England. In 2002 he served as Hein Fry Lecturer for the Evangelical Lutheran Seminaries in the United States. In 2001 he was Missioner to Oxford University, preaching in the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin; in 2000 he delivered The University Sermon before The University of Cambridge, England, and preached The Millennial Sermon in Canterbury Cathedral, England; and in 1998 he presented The Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching, in Yale Divinity School.

Named Clergy of the Year in 1998 by Religion in American Life, The Reverend Professor Gomes participated in the presidential inaugurations of Ronald Wilson Reagan and of George Herbert Walker Bush. His New York Times and national best-selling books, The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart and Sermons: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living, were published by William Morrow and Company, Inc. The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need was published in 2002 by HarperSanFrancisco, which published Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living in spring 2003. In 2003, Gomes's Book of Good Graces: A Collection of Graces and Blessings, was published by Thornwillow Press, Ltd. In 2005, The Backward Glance and the Forward Look was published by WordTech. He has also published ten volumes of sermons as well as numerous articles and papers.

The Reverend Professor Gomes serves on the advisory board of The Living Pulpit. In addition, he serves as Harvard University trustee of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and as trustee of The Roxbury Latin School and of Bates College. He is a member of The Massachusetts Historical Society, The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and a sometime Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, London, England. Former acting director of The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University, he is past president of The Signet Society, Harvard's oldest literary society, and former trustee of Wellesley College, of The Public Broadcasting Service, and of Plimoth Plantation. He is past president and trustee of The Pilgrim Society of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Profiled by Robert Boynton in The New Yorker, and interviewed by Morley Safer on 60 Minutes, The Reverend Professor Gomes was included in the summer 1999 premiere issue of Talk magazine as part of its feature article, 'The Best Talkers in America: Fifty Big Mouths We Hope Will Never Shut Up.'

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  • How to book Rev. Peter Gomes?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rev. Peter Gomes for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rev. Peter Gomes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rev. Peter Gomes or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rev. Peter Gomes?

    Booking fees for Rev. Peter Gomes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rev. Peter Gomes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rev. Peter Gomes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rev. Peter Gomes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rev. Peter Gomes for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rev. Peter Gomes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rev. Peter Gomes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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