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Guest Preacher: December 26

The Rev. Starlette S. McNeill


The Reverend Starlette S. McNeill is Coordinator for the Center for Ministerial Leadership at the District of Columbia Baptist Convention. A native of Pensacola, FL, she graduated magna cum laude from both Buffalo State College and Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English accompanied by a minor in African and Afro-American Studies and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Black Church Studies. Rev. McNeill was ordained at Elim Christian Fellowship of Buffalo, NY in 2006.

Rev. McNeill regularly serves as a conference speaker, workshop facilitator, lecturer, and guest preacher. She is also a gifted psalmist and poet who has performed at numerous venues, including serving as the opening performer for Dr. Maya Angelou. She was recently invited to speak before the World Council of Churches/North America on the Church’s role in the ministry of racial reconciliation, and is currently writing her first book which examines the sociolinguistic construct of race and its impact on Christian spiritual identity formation.

Rev. McNeill is married to the Rev. John C. McNeill, Jr., whom she met while attending seminary.

Last updated by Chuck Booker-Hirsch Dec 24, 2010.

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