William E. Pannell Center
William E. Pannell Center for Black Church Studies
"We are the church. We are the community. We are the culture."
Fuller Theological Seminary, as an institution, is committed to forming global leaders for kingdom vocations. The William E. Pannell Center for Black Church Studies provides indispensable formational education—by building a body of Black leaders who believe in the power of the church, the community, and the culture. In order to accomplish this vision, the Pannell Center embraces a mission to proactively build and empower Black Christian leaders by centering kingdom work, cultural enrichment, and academic rigor. These priorities will focus the work of the Pannell Center and enable us to provide indispensable formational opportunities.
Save the Date
Join us next year for the 2023 MLKJ Celebration, to be held January 18–20, 2023
A Continued Tradition, with Charlie Dates
On this episode of Conversing, Charlie Dates reflects on how the Black preaching tradition has shaped him into the preacher he is today, as well as how to practice faithful discernment about one’s pastoral calling.
Black Scholars in Post-Civil Rights Institutions
This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration featured keynote speaker Stefan Bradley, who spoke about the history of Black scholars’ experiences in elite higher education institutions and the work that needs to be done in such spaces today.
Resources for the Community
Browse Pannell Center articles, videos, and podcasts. Our resources gather the insights of scholars and practitioners for your work and ministry in and outside of the church
Learn from our faculty members, who combine practical experience with rigorous scholarship in Black church studies, the history of African Christianity, mission, culture, psychology, practical theology, and more.
Adjunct and Affiliate Faculty
Pannell Center on Fuller Studio
Conversing: Brenda Salter McNeil on Reconciliation
Brenda Salter McNeil, speaker, author, and professor, talks about the long work of reconciliation, the need to speak truth, and the ongoing process of repentance, forgiveness, and justice guided by God’s Spirit.
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