Pan-Methodist Fellows Program

Committed to the formation of Pan-Methodist religious leaders


Since 1970 and the foundation of the Church and the Black Experience, Garrett-Evangelical has had a strong emphasis on the Black experience and ministry. In line with this commitment and our Methodist heritage, Garrett-Evangelical’s Pan-Methodist Fellows Program supports African Methodist Episcopal (AME), African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ), and Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) students who are called to ministry.


Pan-Methodist Fellows Program Components


As a Pan-Methodist Fellow, a student is guaranteed:


  • A scholarship ranging from 50-100% of tuition;
  • Gatherings with the Pan-Methodist Fellows and faculty advisor, Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount, for fellowship, mentoring, and conversation around various topics related to theological education and professional ministry formation in the AME, AMEZ, and CME denominations; and
  • Opportunities to network with our Pan-Methodist alums.

Meet Our Black Faculty

I believe the purpose of Christian education is to be emancipatory, to set people free to be children of God and co-creators with God.


Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount
Murray H. Leiffer Associate Professor of Formation, Leadership, and Culture
Director, Center for the Church and the Black Experience

This is such an exciting era to study the Old Testament because traditional approaches are now accompanied by newer ones. As a result of these newer approaches, innovative questions are being introduced to the field.


Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anderson
Professor of Old Testament

Whether doing theological work in the church, leadership in organizations, or in the academy, theology is a constructive, creative practice that requires us to continually speak in new ways about the beauty and fragmentation present in the world.


Dr. Brian Bantum

Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Theology

Preaching occurs in the context of worship and offers us an opportunity to experience God’s presence not only in the words of scripture, but also through the people’s encounter with the divine presence in the context of their lives.


Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks
Ernest and Bernice Styberg Professor of Preaching
Director, Styberg Preaching Institute

I bring a decidedly intercultural voice and a teaching style that helps students question their answers to arrive at even deeper questions, and a collaborative style that ensures students learn to share their intellectual gifts and thus live of a life of service.


Rev. Dr. Esther E. Acolatse
Professor of Pastoral Theology and World Christianity

Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE)

The Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE) is an academic initiative focusing on church life as experienced by Black people. From its inception in 1970, CBE has prepared graduates of Garrett to be “leaders among leaders!”

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