With over 60,000 copies in print, Church Administration in the Black Perspective, first published in 1976, has become a classic reference manual. African American pastors look to this informational guide as a source for details on church structure, management, and organization.
This revised edition features updated language and fresh information in such areas as budgeting and the use of modern technology. The authors supply detailed information on:
• creating a church budget• the role of websites, computer technology, and cable access television• effectively organizing church boards and committees
The authors' perspectives are well grounded in the experience of the African American Christian community, as the text explores how the African heritage and slave experience have molded black church traditions.
Massey grew up in Gastonia, N.C., and earned a bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. in 1936. Massey taught American history, sociology and economics at Booker T. Washington High School in Columbia, S.C. until 1941. During this time he earned his master's degree and doctorate in divinity at Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y.
In 1943, Massey became pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church in St. Paul, Minn. During his tenure at the Pilgrim Massey increased church membership from 125 to more than 1,000. From there Massey became pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Watts from 1965 to 1987. While there, he co-authored Church Administration in the Black Perspective with Samuel B. McKinney.
Reverend Samuel Berry McKinney (1926-2018) graduated from Morehouse in 1949 and went on to graduate from New York's Colgate Rochester Divinity School in 1952. He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall/Crozier Theological Seminaries (Rochester) in 1975.
McKinney served as pastor of Seattle's Mount Zion Baptist Church from 1958 until his retirement in 1998, and provided the longest continuous pastorship in the history of the church. Rev. McKinney was a civil rights leader as well as a minister, and did much to shape the conscience of Seattle.
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