Black History Month Keynote to feature the Rev. Brandon Crowley, PhD


The Rev. Brandon Crowley

The Black History Month planning committee recently announced the that the keynote speaker for Black History Month at Seminary of the Southwest will be the Rev. Brandon Crowley, PhD. Crowley’s address will be entitled African American Religion on the Margins: The Theological Distinctives of Black LGBTQIA Church Plants.

The lecture is scheduled for February 24, 2022, at 7pm in Knapp Auditorium on the campus of Seminary of the Southwest. A dessert reception will follow.

Crowley is the 2021/22 Crump Visiting Professor of Theology and Black Religious Scholars Groups’ Scholar-in-Residence. An African American scholar in religion, theology, ecclesiology, and queer theory, he has served since 2009 as the Senior Pastor of the Historic Myrtle Baptist Church in West Newton, Massachusetts, one of America’s oldest congregations founded by freed slaves at the end of Reconstruction and one of the only open and affirming historically Black churches in North America.

Reverend Crowley is writing a book entitled Queering Congregations: Contextual Approaches for Dismantling Heteronormativity in Black Churches.

Black History Month at Southwest will also feature a worship service in Christ Chapel on February 3, 2022, at 5:30pm in Christ Chapel. A community meal for all attendees will immediately follow.


The 2022 Black History Month planning committee is:

The Rev. Megan Allen

Duane Carter

Dr. Marlon Johnson

The Rev. Dr. Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski

Karen Causey

The Rev. Flora Fearon

The Rev. Marcea Paul

The Rev. Dr. Dominique Robinson

Sue Reed Tate

Micah Williams

Leslie Wilson