• PhD Theology, Ethics, and the Human Sciences, Chicago Theological Seminary, May 2019.
  • Master of Sacred Theology (STM): Major: Biblical and Historical Studies, May 2002, Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA.
  • Master of Divinity, May 2001, Palmer Theological Seminary (Formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary) of Eastern University, St. David, PA. Extracurricular activities: member of B’Nai Kush [the Black Student Fellowship] and the International Forum (the international student group).
  • Master of Theological Studies, May 1999, Major: Christian Heritage, Palmer Theological Seminary, St. David, PA.
  • Graduate Studies: Pentecostal Theological Seminary  (formerly Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN), Fall 1998-Winter 1999.
  • Bachelor of Arts in French, cum laude, December 1997, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


  • Field of Theology: Systematic Theology, Theologies of Racial Reconciliation, Black Theology.
  • Field of Church History: African-American Religious History, American Pentecostalism, African-American and Latino Pentecostalisms, Christianity in Haiti.


  • Field of Theology and Social Ethics: Theologies of Racial Reconciliation, Ecclesiology, Black Theology, Pentecostal Theologies, and Social Justice.
  • Field of Church History: Wesleyan Holiness Movement; Pentecostalism in North America and the African Diaspora.


  • Teaching Fellow, Spring 2007, Co-taught, “Religion in America,” with Dr. Julia Speller, Chicago Theological Seminary.
  • Teaching Fellow, Fall 2005, Co-Taught, “History of Christian Thought,” with, Dr. Julia Speller, Chicago Theological Seminary.
  • Teaching Fellow, Fall 2004- Spring 2005, Chicago Theological Seminary .
  • Teaching Assistant, Spring 2004, Co-taught: "Global Sensitivity in Ministry" with Dr. Bo Myung Seo, Chicago Theological Seminary.
  • Adjunct Faculty, June 23-27, 2003, Course taught: “Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement as a Global Phenomenon”, Palmer Theological Seminary.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Spring 2002, Course taught: “Church History since the Reformation”, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (CUUME-Boston).
  • Research Assistant (Spring 1999) to Dr. Leah G. Fitchue, Director of the D. Min. Program in Renewal, Palmer Theological Seminary.
  • Teaching Assistant, Fall 1998-May 1998, Co-Taught, “Biblical Interpretation”, with Dr. Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament, Palmer Theological Seminary.



  • Wesleyan Theological Society (2020- )
  • European Pentecostal Theological Association(2020-)
  • Church of God in Christ Scholars Fellowship (2003- )
  • American Academy of Religion (1999- )
  • Society for Pentecostal Studies (2000- )
  • GloPent, European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (2010-)
  • H-Pentecostalism, https://networks.h-net.org/h-pentecostalism, (2009-)


  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History, American Society of Church History, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.


  • Co-Hosting, radio author interview/panel discussion of Gerald Guiteau, Les Missions Protestantes en Haiti: Mission et Contextualisation(2019), a missiological study of Haitian Protestantism, on two Haitian Internet radios, Radio Tele Lamour(http://rtlifm.com) and Radio Compassion, (https://radiocompassion.com) March 6, 2021
  • Invited Guest on Face-to-Face, a weekly TV broadcast of Radio Tele Lamour, Topic: “Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage”, March 31, 2021.
  • “Global Pentecostalism: Its Contributions to Protestantism, Society, and the Academy” Seminaire Theologique de l’Eglise de Dieu(Church of God Theological Seminary), Port-au-Prince, Haiti, October 20, 2006. Guest Lecture was part of activities commemorating the 100thanniversary of the Azusa Revival (Los Angeles, USA) and the 50thanniversary of the Seminary.
  • “Haitian Southern Baptists in Florida since the Seventies, “Consultation, ‘The Changing Face of American, Evangelicalism,” October 13, 2005, sponsored by Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
  • “History and Ministry of the Haitian Church” Guest lecture for Dr. Bo Myung Seo’s class, “Global Sensitivity in Ministry”, Chicago Theological Seminary
  • “African American Pentecostals, the City, and the Nation: Bishop Louis H. Ford (1914-1995),” April 8-9, 2005, Midwest-American Academy of Religion, History of Religions Section, Chicago, IL.
  • “Christianity and Human Rights in Haiti since 1976” November 11-14, 2004 4thAnnual Lilly Fellows Program, National Research Conference on Human Rights, Samford University, Birmingham, AL.
  • “Church and State in Karl Barth’s Calvinism” Teaching The Reformed Tradition Workshop, August 5-7, 2004, Centre College, Danville, KY.
  • “The Political Failure of Evangelicalism in Haiti” April 29-May 1, 2004, Symposium on Religion and Politics, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • "Karl Barth without Apology," April 14, 2004, Guest Lecture: "Karl Barth and Early American Pentecostalism" in Dr. Robert Cathey, Professor of Theology McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.
  • "Ecumenisms, Mainline Churches, and the Local Church: Partners or Adversaries?", March 12, 2004 Ecumenical Studies Section, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Milwaukee, WI.
  • "The Importance of Florida for the Early Pentecostal Movement," March 4-5, 2004 Annual Meeting of the Florida Conference of Historians, Lake City, FL.
  • "The Importance of Florida for the Early Pentecostal Movement," February 28, 2004, "New Frontiers in Graduate History: 8th Annual Graduate Student History Conference" York University, Toronto, Canada.
  • “Witnessing for Jesus: Karl Barth and Pentecostals in Dialogue on Ministry,” 55thAnnual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Systematic Theology Section, Atlanta, GA, November 19, 2003.
  • “Le Role du Théologien pour Une Meilleure Communauté" November 11, 2003 La Vision Globale du Protestantisme dans Le Milieu Haitien(International meeting of Haitian Church leaders and theologians), West Palm Beach, FL.
  • “African Americans, the Diaspora, and Racial Politics in a White Pentecostal Church (1966-2000)” September 23-28, 2003, 89thAnnual Meeting, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Milwaukee, WI.
  • “The Complexities of a Church Split: The Assemblies of God vs. the Church of God in Christ,” September 19, 2003, 5thAnnual Graduate Student Conference in African- American History, University of Memphis.
  • “British West Indians as Buffer between Negroes and White Pentecostals in the Deep South (1909-1923),” April 5, 2003 Midwest-American Academy of Religion, History of Religions Section, Chicago, IL.
  • “Political Theology and Spirituality in Karl Barth,” March 11, 2003, Guest Lecture for Dr. Robert Cathey's class, "Karl Barth without Apology," McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.


  • “Toward an Ecclesiology of Racial Reconciliation: A Critical Perspective based on the Azusa Mission” (book manuscript/revision of dissertation under contract (August 2020) with Advantage Books, Altamonte Springs, FL).
  • Contributor of five (5) entries to the online Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, edited by Henry L. Gates, Jr. and Franklin W. Knight, Oxford African American Studies Center,https://oxfordaasc.com, Harvard University, 2020.
  • “Aimee Semple McPherson and the Reconfiguration of Methodism in America,” in Winds from the North: Canadian Contributions to the Pentecostal Movement edited by Michael Wilkinson and Peter Althouse (Brill, 2010), 169-88.
  • Contributor of two (2) entries to the Encyclopedia of African American History edited by Leslie M. Alexander and Walter C. Rucker (ABC-CLIO, 2010), vol. 1: 145-148; vol. 2: 329.
  • Contributor of twenty-six (26) entries) to The African American National Biography(2008) and The African American National Biography Supplement2008-2012 (2013), both edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and published by Oxford University Press.
  • Contributor of twenty-six (26) entries) to the online The African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, African American Studies Center, Harvard University,https://oxfordaasc.com.
  • "The Importance of Florida for the Early Pentecostal Movement," http://fch.ju.edu/FCH-2005/Michel-The%20Importance%20of%20Florida%20for%20the%20Early%20Pentecostal%Movement.htm.
  • "The Importance of Florida for the Early Pentecostal Movement, "Selected Annual Proceedings of the 2004 Florida Conference of Historians, Spring 2005, 103-112. This is a condensed version of the presentation at the 2004 annual meeting of the Florida Conference of Historians.
  • “Revisiting the Methodist Legacy in American Pentecostalism: Nuances in the Early Understanding of Sanctification,” Methodist History, July 2003, 196-205.
  • Histoire de l’Eglise de Dieu en Haiti: 70 Ans de Ministere Apostolique(1933-2003).
  • “Eastern Seminary and the Haitian Connection,” In Ministry [a magazine published by Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary], Spring 2001.
  • “Journeying Toward the Kingdom: Blacks in the Church of God,” Church of God Evangel, May 2000, 11-12.
  • Telling the Story: Black Pentecostals in the Church of God(Cleveland: Pathway Press, 2000).


  • Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood by Omar M. McRoberts. Reviewed in Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Spring 2009, 131-132.
  • The Future of Pentecostalism in the United States by Eric Patterson and Edmund Rybarczyk (2007) Reviewed in H-Pentecostalism,http://www.h.net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=14257(March 2008).
  • We’ Come This Far: Reflections on the Pentecostal Tradition and Racial Reconciliation by Byron D. Klaus. Reviewed in Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies30 (2), Fall 2008, 351.
  • The Gospel-Driven Church: Retrieving Classical Ministries for Contemporary Revivalism by Ian Stackhouse Reviewed in Pneuma: The Journal for Pentecostal Studies, Spring 2007, 154-155.
  • The Azusa Street Mission and Revival: The Birth of the Global Pentecostal Movement by Cecil M. Robeck, Jr. Reviewed in Religious Studies Review, January 2007, 81-82.
  • The Azusa Street Mission and Revival: The Birth of the Global Pentecostal Movement by Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-0922.2007.00155_3.x, 18 June 2007
  • The Women of Azusa Street by Estrelda Alexander. Reviewed in Religious Studies Review, April 2006, 109. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1748-0922.2006.00060_13.x, 23 August 2006, 109.
  • Our Story: The History of the Pentecostal Church of God by Aaron M. Wilson. Reviewed in Pneuma: Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Fall 2006, 363-64.
  • Religion in the American South by Beth Barton Schweiger and Donald G. Mathews. Reviewed in Advocate[Newsletter of COGIC Scholars Fellowship], September/October 2005, 6-7.
  • Essays to the Next Generation by David Hall. Reviewed in Advocate [Newsletter of COGIC Scholars Fellowship], January/February 2005, 3.


  • Thomas M. Campbell Award for Best Paper published in the Selected Annual Proceedings of the 2004 Florida Conference of Historians.
  • Teaching fellowships, 2004-2007, Chicago Theological Seminary.
  • Travel grant to attend the “Teaching the Reformed Tradition” Workshop, funded by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Crawfordsville, Indiana.
  • Spinka Graduate Fellowship Chicago Theological Seminary, Spring and Fall 2004.
  • Calihan Scholarship from the Acton Institute, Fall 2003.
  • Research grant from The Church and Theology in the Contemporary World Project(Boston University, funded by the Lilly Endowment, Fall 2001) to study the growth of Protestantism in Haiti.


  • Fluent in French, English, Haitian Creole.


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