Author: RALPH C WATKINS

Rev. Dr. Ralph Watkins, PhD, DMin, MA, is Associate Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. Prior to this appointment in 2011, he was the assistant dean of the African American Church Studies Program and associate professor of society, religion, and Africana studies in the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

With over 20 years of pastoral, teaching, and administrative experience, Dr. Ralph Watkins is an active teaching scholar with over 250 publications and conference presentations to his credit, including five books.

In recent years, Watkins has received a Governor's Teaching Fellowship, Lilly Teaching Fellowship, Fulbright Hayes Fellowship for a study in Ghana, a Wabash Teaching Fellowship, and various awards and study grants to study in Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Mexico, and Ethiopia. He is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) denomination and served as the executive pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles under Rev. Dr. John J. Hunter. Prior to FAME he served as Director of Ecclesia / Executive Pastor at The City of Refuge under Bishop Noel Jones in Gardena California.

FROM JAY-Z TO JESUS
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FROM JAY-Z TO JESUS

Reaching & Teaching Young Adults in the Black Church

Available on Kindle!Table of ContentsForewordIntroduction"The church needs young adults and young adults need the church," the authors assert. From Jay-Z to Jesus is a call to respond to both of those needs—to challenge the African American chu...

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FROM JAY-Z TO JESUS EB

Reaching & Teaching Young Adults in the Black Church

Available on Kindle!Table of ContentsForewordIntroduction"The church needs young adults and young adults need the church," the authors assert. From Jay-Z to Jesus is a call to respond to both of those needs—to challenge the African American church t...

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Future Of African American Ch Eb
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Future Of African American Ch Eb

Available on Kindle!What is the future of African American churches? Authors Ralph Watkins and Justin West don't claim to have a crystal ball. They don't come with a corrective prescription for what the African American church should be. Instead, th...

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THE FUTURE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH
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THE FUTURE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH

An Invitation to Dialogue

Available on Kindle!What is the future of African American churches? Authors Ralph Watkins and Justin West don't claim to have a crystal ball. They don't come with a corrective prescription for what the African American church should be. Instead, th...

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THE GOSPEL REMIX
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THE GOSPEL REMIX

Reaching the Hip Hop Generation

Introductory VideoAvailable on Kindle! Read the Table of Contents and IntroductionHow can we understand—and reach—the hip hop generation?Professor and preacher-turned-DJ Ralph Watkins offers sociological perspective, theological insight, b...

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Reaching the Hip Hop Generation

Introductory VideoAvailable on Kindle!Read the Table of Contents and IntroductionHow can we understand—and reach— the hip hop generation?Professor and preacher-turned-DJ Ralph Watkins offers sociological perspective, theological insight, biblical pr...

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LEADING YOUR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH THROUGH PASTORAL TRANSITION
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LEADING YOUR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH THROUGH PASTORAL TRANSITION

Introductory VideoTable of ContentsChapter One: New Leadership—Old IssuesTransitions in pastoral leadership are intense experiences for congregations. How churches handle these periods of transition and succession are critical to their success....

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Introductory VideoTable of ContentsChapter One: New Leadership—Old IssuesTransitions in pastoral leadership are intense experiences for congregations. How churches handle these periods of transition and succession are critical to their success.A pra...

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