Dr. William H Myers, PhD

Professor of New Testament and Black Church Studies; Director of Black Church Studies Program

Phone: 216-431-5468

Email: wmyers@ashland.edu

Having spent a large part of his life in the field of finance and investment, Dr. Myers left the lucrative, financial world in pursuit of his call as a professor. He has now spent over 30 years teaching and preparing others to answer their own call to ministry.

Dr. Myers is a scholar of the New Testament, with his specialty being Pauline studies. He is also one of the leading innovators in Black Church studies programs. His Doctor of Ministry work at Ashland Theological Seminary is what brought about the founding of the Black Church studies program at ATS, as well as the McCreary Center for African American Religious Studies in Cleveland.

The partnership between ATS and the McCreary Center brings the world’s most renowned African-American theological educators to Cleveland’s inner city context to teach courses. This model is unparalleled anywhere else in America and has been a source of inspirational education and encouragement to students.

Dr. Myers is also a pastor at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. He has served as pastor for the last 15 years but has been a member for over five decades! The McCreary Center is located on the same campus as New Mount Zion, allowing the academy and church to intersect in an effort to reach marginalized people. It is a place where both teaching and praxis bring forth justice, liberation, and refreshment for the soul.

DENOMINATION

Baptist

EDUCATION

PhD - University of Pittsburgh

DMin - Ashland Theological Seminary

MDiv - Ashland Theological Seminary

MA - Ashland Theological Seminary

MBA - Cleveland State University

BBA Finance - Cleveland State University

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