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.
2022 MLKJ Celebration
Lessons Learned for the Modern Movement
January 19–21, 2022
Please join the William E. Pannell Center for Black Church Studies for our 2022 celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We are excited to gather in-person on Fuller’s Pasadena campus and are glad to host those joining us virtually as well. Our theme is a type of Sankofa moment as we examine “Lessons Learned for the Modern Movement.” The MLKJ Celebration Worship Service will feature gospel recording artist Renee Spearman.
Race and the Evangelical Church, with Bill Pannell
On this episode of Conversing, Dr. Bill Pannell talks with President Labberton about the American church’s engagement with race, the future of theological education, and the transformative power of the gospel.
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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