William E. Pannell Center
William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies
Fuller Theological Seminary, as an institution, is committed to forming global leaders for kingdom vocations. The William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies seeks to assist in the formation of Black scholars and to partner with the Black church and community. In order to accomplish this two-fold vision, the Pannell Center must actively and strategically engage with Black scholars/scholarship and leaders in the Black church and community.
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
Affiliate Associate Professor of Society, Religion, and African Studies
Adjunct Professor of Black Theology and African Studies
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preaching
Pannell Center on Fuller Studio
Conversing: Brenda Salter McNeil on Reconciliation