- Ph.D. Cand. in Practical Theology, Concentration: Evangelism
I was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. I graduated from Harvard University in 2000 with an A.B. in Afro-American Studies and received my M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology in 2003. I am an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal church, am currently serving as the pastor of Bethel AME Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
My general area of interest is evangelism in the contemporary, postmodern U.S. context – specifically as it pertains to the perpetuation of the black Christian tradition. I understand evangelism broadly as comprising any substantive, mutually critical and transformative exchanges that take place across the boundary lines of demarcation between church and world, and which, transgressively, call those very boundaries into question. The working title for my dissertation is “Joyful Noise: assessing the ecclesiological and evangelistic significance of historically black collegiate gospel choirs at predominantly white universities in the greater Boston area.”
Areas of Interest: Evangelism & Mission, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Black & Womanist Theology, Postmodern Ecclesiology, Gospel & Popular Culture, Black Sacred Music, Homiletics, Wesleyan StudiesCurriculum Vita