Preacher, Activist to Give Guest Lecture

Posted: September 25, 2012

Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D., a respected preacher, author and figure in the struggles for social, racial and economic justice, will give a guest lecture Oct. 9 at Gannon University.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Yehl Ballroom of Gannon University’s Waldron Campus Center, 124 West 7th St. It is titled, “Economic Justice in Today’s World.”

On Jan. 2, 2012, McMickle became president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y. His inauguration will be held Oct. 16-17.

He previously served 24 years as senior pastor at Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland and led Antioch Baptist in establishing a ministry for people with or affected by HIV/AIDS. The ministry was the first of its kind nationally.

McMickle earned a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, a doctor of philosophy degree from Case Western Reserve University and a doctor of ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Ordained in 1973, McMickle served churches in New York and New Jersey and has taught at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State University, Princeton and Fordham, and more recently at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees at Cleveland State.

McMickle also is a past president of the Cleveland NAACP, the Urban League of Cleveland and the Shaker Heights (Ohio) school board. He is the author of numerous books and articles in professional journals and other publications.

His lecture is sponsored by Inter-Church Ministries and Gannon University’s Campus Ministry Office and Center for Social Concerns.

Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan university offering nearly 100 academic programs, including doctoral programs in physical therapy and organizational learning and leadership. Gannon enrolls more than 4,000 academically talented and diverse students.

Gannon is ranked in the top tier in the new edition of “America’s Best Colleges” for the ninth consecutive year and is included in the annual guide’s list of “Great Schools at Great Prices” for the seventh time. Learn more here.