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October 31, 2021

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Dr. howard wright

Camp Creek Church of Christ
Atlanta, Georgia

I Was Young And Now I Am Old

Psalms 37:21-31

How does God bless His people?

1. God blesses His people with provisions for their daily needs and emergency rations (37:21-22)

2. God gives protection to His people by ordering their steps and preventing their falling (37:23-24)

3. God blesses His people by remaining present with them (37:25-26)

4. God blesses His people to live good lives by obeying Him (37:27-29)

5. God blesses His people by supplying His Word (37:30-31)

Dr. Howard Wright is the minister emeritus and one of the elders of the Camp Creek Church of Christ in Atlanta, Georgia.  He is a graduate of Northeastern Christian College and received his B.A. degree from Harding University, becoming one of the first two African Americans to graduate from that institution. He was awarded the Master of Social Work degree from Stony Brook State University and also attended Adelphi University.  In December 2007, Dr. Wright was awarded an honorary doctorate from Harding University. 

Dr. Wright was also the first African American named as the distinguished alumni recipient in 2017, an award given by Harding University to respected alumni. 

On September 24, 2021,Timothy Hill Ranch, located in Riverhead, Long Island, NY, renamed the newly renovated $1.8 million Apple House the Wright House. Dr. Howard Wright served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1978-2020. Howard has been a patriarch of Timothy Hill since the beginning. In 1979, with a shovel in hand, he stood next to the founders, Jerry and Fern Hill, and broke ground on the first building on Timothy Hill property. Dr. Wright’s distinguished service, with his lovely wife Claudine, to Timothy Hill, has transformed the lives of thousands of young people in need of another chance through the love of Christ. 

On October 23, 2021, Harding University honored and celebrated Bro. Elijah Anthony and Dr. Howard Wright, the first African American undergraduate students to earn bachelor’s degrees from Harding, by naming the Administration building in their honor. During the years Anthony and Wright attended Harding, the Administration building was the center of campus activity, holding various school events, presentations and chapel. Today, the building remains a prominent fixture on the campus quad housing several administrative offices and an auditorium. 

“Elijah Anthony and Howard Wright are deserving of this honor,” said President David Burks. “I know both men and am grateful for their faithful leadership. I’m so glad future students will always be able to refer to this iconic building as the Anthony and Wright Administration Building.” 

In front of the Administration building, a bronze three-dimensional plaque bears the images of Anthony and Wright and tells their inspiring story. A dedication ceremony honored these esteemed alumni and celebrated all African American members of the Harding family. 

“When we stepped onto the Harding campus, we stepped into history,” said Howard Wright. “When we graduated from Harding, we stepped into history. We didn’t come to Harding to make history. We didn’t even know that we were making history. But it was history, nonetheless. No one from the media was present. No one from the university wrote anything about the event in any of the school’s publications. As I think back on our trip to Searcy, Claudine and I had more faith in God than fear of uncertainty, hatred or racism. It was Martin Luther King Jr. who said, ‘You don’t have to have a college education in order to be great. You don’t have to have your subject and verb agree in order to be great. In order to be great, you have to have a heart to serve!’ Since walking across that administration auditorium stage, God has blessed me for 5 and 1/2 decades to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. It’s all about a life of service.” 

Howard is also a clinical family therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He facilitates marriage and family workshops, with his lovely wife, Claudine; lectures on human relations symposiums; and conducts conflict resolution workshops.   

 

Howard and his wife, Claudine, have one son, a daughter-in-law, two daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.