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Reverend Emmanuel McCall

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Profession

Category:
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Pastor
Theologian

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Gumbo (Louisiana)
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
2/4/1936
Birth Location:
Sharon, Pennsylvania

Profession

Category:
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Pastor
Theologian

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Gumbo (Louisiana)
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
2/4/1936
Birth Location:
Sharon
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Biography

Pastor, scholar, and author Reverend Emmanuel McCall was born on February 4, 1936, in Sharon, Pennsylvania. As a native of Sharon, McCall matriculated at the public schools of West Shenango in Township, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, he attended Simmons Bible College, University of Louisville, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Emory University. McCall holds four degrees including a doctorate of ministry from Emory University. He also has honorary degrees from Simmons Bible College and United Theological Seminary in Louisiana.

McCall was a faculty member at Southern Baptist Seminary from 1970 until 1996, where he developed the Black Church Studies program that was later used by three SBC seminaries. He also served as visiting professor at theological seminaries in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, West Africa, and Emory University. McCall has written four books and has contributed chapters to thirty-one others. He has also written for denominational and theological magazines. McCall has served on the board of trustees for the Interdenominational Theological Center since 1978. He also served on the board of the Atlanta University Center, the board of governors of the Georgia Association of Pastoral Care, the Ethics Commission of the Baptist World Alliance, and the Arrangements Committee for the International Summit of Baptists Against Racism and Ethnic Conflict, just to name a few. He has received many honors and recognitions, such as the E.Y. Mullins Distinguished Denominational Service Award in 1990, which is the highest recognition given by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1999, he was inducted in the Morehouse College “M.L. King Board of Preachers,” and he also received the James H. Costen Award from the Interdenominational Theological Center.

McCall is married to Emma Marie McCall. They are the parents of two children and five grandchildren.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about his parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls his naming and a prediction about his call to ministry
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about his maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about his father's Gullah heritage
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls the sounds, sights and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall describes the farming community near Farrell, Pennsylvania where he was raised
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about the racism he encountered in the South and the prejudice against ethnic whites in his hometown community
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall lists his siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls attending Stoney Hill School in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls his childhood church in Wheatland, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall remembers his school activities and the work ethic he learned from his father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall remembers attending West Middlesex Joint Consolidated School in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall describes influential members of his childhood church
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall remembers his call to ministry
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall describes his postsecondary education and theological training
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls meeting his wife and teaching and pastoring in Louisville, Kentucky until 1968
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall describes his experience as an African American at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls racial tensions at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall describes beginning an interracial minister's conference
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about becoming the first African American executive in the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about reactions to the Black Power Movement amongst African Americans and whites
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about alliances between the Southern Baptist Convention and black Baptist conventions
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls the schism in Union Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about establishing Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in College Park, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls pastoring 28th Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall explains how he addressed the damage caused by the split at Union Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls earning his doctorate in ministry from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall recalls fellow ministry student Edward Wheeler
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall describes the basis of his pedagogy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall reflects on what distinguishes his church
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall reflects upon mega-churches
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall shares his thoughts on gospel rap and the necessity of theological training
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall reflects upon changes in values in the black church
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about books he has written
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall details his travels
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall talks about his experiences in Africa
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall reflects upon the African Heritage Bible and ethnic depictions of Jesus
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall critiques current Southern Baptist Convention's leadership and politics
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall reflects upon his life and hopes for the future
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall offers a message to future generations
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Reverend Emmanuel McCall narrates his photographs, pt. 2