Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Coordinator of the CLGS African American Roundtable and Pastor of MCC Detroit, Michigan, will explore “sacred activism” as a vocation to work for justice. Rooted in our current realities and also building upon past movements of resistance and activism, sacred activism can lead us to a future grounded in hope.
Roland Stringfellow earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Indiana University. He later earned a Master of Arts degree in Ministry from Grace Theological Seminary and in 1990 became a licensed minister in the Baptist Church.
In 2005 Roland was ordained with the Metropolitan Community Church and in 2006 he earned his Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion with a certificate in Religion and Sexuality.
Roland is licensed with the United Church of Christ and The Fellowship churches, a predominately African-American denomination with an outreach to LGBT individuals. He has worked as a pastor in Indiana and California. In addition to all his work within church contexts, Roland also worked in the field of education in a variety of capacities – teacher, guidance counselor, college advisor, and vice-principal. Roland is currently based in Detroit, Michigan.