W.4.0404 a. Do you trust in Jesus Christ your Savior, acknowledge him Lord and Head of the Church, and through him believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
About the Writer
McQueen earned his B.A. in Theater Arts from Drew University, an M.Div. in Theology
and the Arts, and his Ph.D. in Homiletics and New Testament, the latter both from
Union Theological Seminary. Derrick is currently serving as the interim pastor of
the historic St. James Presbyterian church in Harlem. He also serves as the associate
director of community partnerships for a new center at Columbia University, the
Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics, and Social Justice (CARSS).
CARSS is a project that advances research, education, and public engagement at the
nexus of religion, race, and sexuality, in general, but with a particular focus
on black communities, both in the United States and the wider African Diaspora.
He has been with the project since its inception as it tries to navigate and promote
conversations around sexuality with a focus on historic black churches. Derrick
is also a spiritual multimedia artist and for over a decade has toured a one-man
production on the life of Paul Robeson for the East Lynne Theater Company.