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William E. Pannell

Professor Emeritus of Preaching

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

BA, Fort Wayne Bible CollegeMA, University of Southern California

Areas of Expertise

Preaching in contemporary America, race relations, black church, evangelism

“I don’t care where you’re from, but don’t come here and think you’re going to get away with narrow-mindedness in an institution such as ours. It just cannot be tolerated. We’ve got to work on that. After all the smoke clears, African Americans are still


Dr. Pannell, reflecting on his decades of leadership at Fuller Seminary and the future of evangelicalism. Read more.


William E. Pannell joined the Fuller faculty in 1974, teaching for 40 years and receiving emeritus faculty status in 2014. The seminary recognized his tremendous service to Fuller and the whole church with the January 2015 renaming and dedication of the W

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