Black Leadership Lessons from across the Disciplines


Celebrate Black History Month with a panel of church leaders as they discuss leadership, hospitality, faith, and the future of the church.

Black History Month honors the faithful leaders who came before, but it also reminds us that contemporary generations of Black leaders are still blazing trails, breaking ground, and scaling mountains through their creativity, scholarship, and service. Join us as we bring together innovative and passionate Black Christian leaders across multiple disciplines to share what has motivated, encouraged, and, at times, frustrated them in their leadership. Their journeys in the church, academia, and the arts will give you practical wisdom for creating, serving, and leading in a variety of contexts.

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Marshall Hatch

Black Church Studies

Antipas Harris

Is Christianity the White Man's Religion?

Brenda Salter McNeil

Roadmap to Reconciliation

Esau McCaulley

Reading While Black

Barbara Peacock

Soul Care in African American Practice

Dominique Gilliard

Rethinking Incarceration

Jonathan Brooks

Church Forsaken

Wayne Gordon

Church-Based Community Development


Rev. Dr. Marshall Elijah Hatch, Sr. has been the Senior Pastor of the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church of West Garfield since 1993. Born in Chicago, his spiritual development began in the Shiloh Baptist Church under the pastorate of his father, the late Reverend Elijah J. Hatch. In 1985 he was ordained and appointed as the Pastor of Commonwealth Baptist Church of North Lawndale. In the Summer of 1998, he was awarded the Charles E. Merrill Fellowship of Harvard Divinity School. He is Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary. 

Rev. Dr. Nicole Massie Martin is the Chief Impact Officer at Christianity Today. She is the Founder of Soulfire International Ministries and author of Made to Lead: Empowering Women for Ministry and Leaning In, Letting Go: A Lenten Devotional. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two daughters.

Dr. Daniel Lee Hill (PhD, Wheaton College) is an Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. He is the author of Gathered on the Road to Zion and is currently working on a manuscript, Gospel Freedom, that retrieves the insights of 19th-century abolitionists in order to construct an evangelical account of public life.

Rachel Marie Kang is a New York native, born and raised just outside New York City. A mixed woman of African American, Native American (Ramapough Lenape Nation), Irish, and Dutch descent, she holds a degree in English with Creative Writing. She is Founder of The Fallow House and author of Let There Be Art and The Matter of Little Losses.


Dr. Carmen Joy Imes is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in Southern California. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Wheaton College Graduate School, she is the author of Bearing YHWH's Name at SinaiBearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters, and Being God’s Image: Why Creation Still Matters.


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