Relationships that Change the World
with Fr. Jabriel Ballentine, Motivational Speaker
What Others Are Saying
He brought wise words to UCF today for our panel discussion on racism. You know you made the kids think when they stick around talking with the panelists for an extra hour! On behalf of the Center for Law and Policy, many thanks.
—Dr. Cynthia Schmidt, UCF Center for Law and Policy Director
Your words to our students were truly thought provoking & inspirational, and delivered in a manner that opened their hearts. Many students have continued to discuss your sermon & have asked when you will return.
—Rev. Nita Byrd, St. Augustine’s University Chaplain
Whether it is speaking to a group setting, leading a seminar, or a one to one engagement, you will benefit by sitting under the teaching, coaching and counseling of Jabriel Ballentine.
—Dr. Jon Davis, Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center Executive Director
After the talk several participants shared with me how much they enjoyed it & told me that I should bring him back to campus for another presentation…If you are looking for someone who can speak knowledgeably and authoritatively about matters of race, social justice, and theology, then you need look no further than Jabriel Ballentine
—Dr. Joseph D. Thompson, VTS Interim Director of Multicultural Ministries
Jabriel is a leader in forging deep conversations where truth is found. He is inspiring & informative, challenging & encouraging…He left us wanting even more conversation for life transformation…
—Bishop Dabney Smith, Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida
Race & Diversity
In a polarized social climate that encourages division, it’s empowerment & reconciliation that fosters the authentic diversity leading to true inclusivity. Jabriel engages audiences in the tough conversations around race and inspires them to heal the divides that exist.Contact Me
Love & Family Life
This foundational relationship shapes the way we engage with everything else in the world. But the more intimate the relationship, the more difficult the relationship. Jabriel helps men & women identify what it means to be family and why that is critical to life’s journey.Contact Me
Life & Spirituality
Most of us suffer from compartmentalization. We then try to find balance between those disparate compartments of life. Jabriel helps audiences integrate those compartments and remove the dichotomy, so they can achieve greater peace and productivity.Contact Me
About Jabriel S. Ballentine
Fr. Jabriel Ballentine is a personal pastor who inspires people through biblical insights and spiritual vision to develop fuller relationships with God, themselves and those around them so that they can find ever-greater fulfillment in their lives.
He is host of Blacks with Power podcast, which is a theological guide for those Blacks in America who find themselves in positions of power and want to discover ways to use that power in order to advance the Cause of Freedom for themselves, their family and others. He is also cohost of Racial Heresy, a monthly podcast on Christian theology and racial reconciliation that debunks the established racial doctrines which keep us separate and helps people engage in meaningful conversations across the color line. He is also the author and performer of Journey to the Promised Land, an album of Gospel inspired spoken word poetry that inspires compassion for those who live outside of mainstream American life.
Fr. Jabriel holds a Master’s Degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s from the University of Maryland. He is an Executive Council Member for the Episcopal Church, serving as liaison to the Church’s Commission on Anti-Racism. He resides in Dr. Phillips, Florida with his wife and children.
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