“The Prophet Amos as a Model for Preaching on Issues of Social
Justice”, The African American Pulpit, Spring 2001.
“Preaching that Challenges Our Understanding of the Church”, The
Living Pulpit, October/December 2000.
“Preaching on Themes in the Creation Story”, The Living Pulpit
“How Much of Your Life Does God Control?”, The African American
Pulpit, Fall 1999.
“The Family: Many Forms and Many Functions”, The Living Pulpit,
“Disciplines for Disciples”, Pulpit Digest, July/August 1999.
“Conversations on Calvary: Father Forgive Them”, The African
American Pulpit, Spring 1999.
“Peace: An Elusive Possession”,The Living Pulpit, October-December,
1998, pp. 38-39.
“The Lord is Come! The Song of Simeon”,Preaching, November-
“The Black Preacher and Issues of Justice”,The African American
Pulpit, Winter 1998.
“The Song of Zacharias”,Preaching-On-Line, The Internet service of
Preaching, November, 1998
“The Song of the Angels”, Preaching-On-Line The Internet Service of
Preaching, October 1998.
“The Story of Mary and Martha”, The African American Pulpit,
“Testimony of the Tortured”, Messages for Modern Times, Larry L.
Macon, Sr. ed., Kendall Hunt Publishers, 1998.
“The Art of Preaching”,Messages for Modern Times, pp. 69-70.
“No Room in the Inn: Reflections on Advent”, The Living Pulpit,
October – December, 1997
“The Many Members and the One Body of Christ”, Preaching
“Foreword”, Responsible Preaching, by William A. Jones, Jr., Aaron
“Preaching to the Black Middle Class”, The Journal of Preaching,
“And He Called Them His Disciples”, Princeton Seminary Bulletin
Preaching On-Line Sermons
Having the Faith to Endure (II Timothy 4: 1-8)
Many Members and One Body of Christ (Romans 12; 1-8)
Sharing the Faith with Jerry Falwell
A Place with a Purpose (II Chronicles 6: 24 and 7: 12-14) The African American Lectionary Commentaries Ash Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Pastor’s Anniversary, June 8, 2008
Justice Emphasis Sunday, October 11, 2009
Christmas, December 25-26, 2010
Ash Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Men’s Day, August 7, 2011
College/University and Convention Speaker
Albright College, American Baptist Biennial, American Baptist College and Seminary in Nashville, TN, Ashland University, Ashland Theological Seminary, Aurora University, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berkshire Christian College, Bethel College and Seminary (MN), Bethel Seminary San Diego, Brethren Church Annual Convention, Campbellsville University of Kentucky, Capitol University, Case Western Reserve University, Chautauqua Institution, Chicago Theological Seminary, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, College of Wooster, Cuyahoga Community College, Depauw University, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Erskine Seminary in South Carolina, Franklin College of Indiana, John Carroll University, Kent State University, Kenyon College, Lake County Community College, Lake Erie College, Lakeside (Ohio), Lorain County Community College, Middlebury College, Moravian College and Seminary, Mount Union College, NAACP National Convention, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, North East Ohio University College of Medicine, Oberlin College, Ohio State University, Payne Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Sojourners Magazine Conference on Transforming Our Politics, Union Theological Seminary (NYC), United Theological Seminary, University of Akron, Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Ursuline College of Ohio, Virginia Union University, Winston-Salem State University, Yale Divinity School
Lectureships Touhy Lectures at John Carroll University, 2000
James A. Gray Lectures at Winston Salem State University - 2001
Swartley Lectures at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary - 2002
Nelson W. Trout Lectures at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
Seminary in Columbus, OH - 2012
Charles E. Booth Preaching Conference in Columbus, OH - 2012
Member Board of Trustees of Cleveland State University 2008-2011
Member Shaker Heights Board of Education 1994-2001
Founder AGAPE Project, an HIV/AIDS testing and support ministry
Chairman, United Pastors in Mission Clergy Group 2000-2011 Alumnus Leadership Cleveland, 1990
President Cleveland NAACP 1989-1992
President Greater Cleveland Urban League 2000
President Karamu House Performing Arts Center 1992-1996
Travel: Israel, Greece, Austria, Senegal, and West Indies
Kappa Alpha Psi (Life Member – Founder of Montclair Alumni Chapter)
Sigma Pi Phi Tau Boule and Gamma Iota Boule
Phi Alpha Theta Honorary Society for History, Case Western Reserve University
Prince Hall Masons and Shriners
Distinguished Alumnus from Princeton Theological Seminary, 2012
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Payne Theological Seminary, 2010
Delegate for Barack Obama to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in
“The 50 Influentials of Northeast Ohio” as named by Cleveland Magazine 2008
Unitas Award to Outstanding Alumni for Lifetime Achievement, Union
Theological Seminary, New York City in 2007
Ralph Garfield Schell Presidential Award for Excellence in Ministry
by the American Baptist Churches USA in 2007.
African American Male Achiever’s Award, 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland
Inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse
College in 2006
Visiting Instructor at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Co in Summer 2005
Black Professional of the Year by the Black Professional Association of
Distinguished Alumnus Award of Aurora University, 2000
Doctor of Divinity degree (Honorary) from Aurora University in 1991
Visiting Scholar at Franklin University of Indiana, 1990
Feature stories in such local magazines as Cleveland Magazine, Kaleidoscope, The
Plain Dealer, The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine , Case Western Reserve
University Alumni Magazine and The Call and Post.
Featured in local newspapers such as The Democrat and Chronicle, The Plain Dealer, The Call and Post, The Free Times, The City News and Cleveland Life.