Go, So the Next Generation Will Know

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rich Berry

Plenary Session 1 and 2


Rich has been on staff with The Navigators for over 50 years. He pioneered a campus ministry among African Americans at Tuskegee University in 1970, and established the AFAM conference in 2002. Rich graduated from Georgia State University and Dallas Theological Seminary, and holds an honorary Doctor of Ministry from Carver College. Rich is a maker of disciplemakers and is currently teaching pastors the importance of discipleship in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Personal: Dr. Berry was born in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Atlanta with his wife, Jane, of 55 years. The Berrys have two adult children and three grandchildren.

What does it look like to GO As AFAMily?


Plenary Session 3

In 2024, Post-COVID, George Floyd, and heading to an incredibly divisive presidential election, “going as family” has never been more challenging for the body of Christ. Yet that is the call of Jesus to “be one as I and the Father are one.” How do we Go across racial lines As AFAMily in this current climate? Join us on Saturday evening during the 3rd Plenary for this powerful panel that you don’t want to miss!


  1. Dr. Sherry Jones
  2. Chris Beard
  3. Dr. Brian Taylor
  4. Dr. Richard Berry
  5. Brian Choi
  6. Connally Gilliam

Yolanda Solomon

Plenary Session 4

Yolanda Solomon is the director of discipleship at Epiphany Church in Brooklyn, New York where she teaches and creates discipleship curriculum and resources. Yolanda has also worked in campus ministry at Columbia University in New York, where she was blessed to serve undergraduate students for eight years. Yolanda is a disciple of Christ, a Brooklyn native, and a lifelong Knicks fan — which richly fuels her prayer life. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her family.

Dexter Johnson

Closing Session

Dexter Johnson has faithfully served with The Navigators for over 35 years! He has ministered on several military installations around the U.S. and abroad. This includes the grassroots ministry that he launched and led with his wife at Joint Base Charleston for 15 years.  He currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and three children, and serves as the AFAM Network director.

Patriece Johnson

Plenary 1 and Closing Session

Patriece Johnson has faithfully served with The Navigators for over 25 years. She and her husband Dex ministered to military men and women for many years. In 2020, Patriece and her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to serve with the Navigators in the city. She currently serves as the City director for the Cincinnati Navigators. Patriece enjoys partnering in ministry with her husband, Dex, and spending quality with her three children.