Dr.Steve Jolly is a Senior Pastor of Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology at North Carolina State University and a Master of Divinity in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches in the Department of Sociology at Old Dominion University.

“The theological constructs out of which he operates are incredibly insightful. As a person whose own tradition is not of the Islamic background, to read his interpretation of Islam is both eye-opening and insightful.”

“Some of the most significant contributions that the Hizmet Movement and Mr. Gulen have brought to the table have been the idea that there is, within Islam, a structure of egalitarianism. That theology allows person to see each other across the table as fellow human beings on this journey of life.”

“The Hizmet Movement presents an Islam which sees the breadth of God’s creation, that there’s a diversity of the human condition across the world, there’s a breadth of human intellect and thought, and yet it sees it all as God’s world. The Hizmet Movement is willing to embrace those in far corners of the world, who are willing to serve God, who are willing to experience God, who are willing to submit themselves to the understanding of God’s will.”