McCLAIN, WILLIAM BOBBY, 1938-

Biography:

Minister. Born– May 19, 1938, Gadsden, Ala. Married– Jo Ann Mattos. Children– Two. Education– A.B., Clark College, 1960; M. Divinity, Boston University School of Theology, 1962; D. Ministry, Boston University, 1977. Employed as minister, Haven United Methodist Church, Anniston, Ala., 1962-1964; pastor, Union United Methodist Church, Boston, Mass., 1968-1978; executive director, Urban Training Center, Boston, 1966-1979; executive director, Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Drew University, 1978; chairman, New England Black Methodists for Church Renewal, 1968-1971; consultant, Lily Foundation, Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church.

Source:

Who’s Who Among Black Americans, 1980-81.

Publication(s):

Black People in the Methodist Church; Whither Thou Goest? Cambridge, Mass.; Schenkman Publishing Co., 1984.

The Black Worship Experience in America. Boston; Project Report (D. Min)–Boston University, 1977.

The Soul of Black Worship. Madison, N.J.; Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Drew University, 1980.

Strangers at Home. Madison, N.J.; Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Wesley House, Drew University, [between 1978 and 1981].

Traveling Light; Christian Perspectives on Pilgrimage and Pluralism. New York; Friendship Press, 1981.