“… and economic policies while holding similarly traditional conservative biblical interpretations on social issues to the latter white evangelicals. ”
Through examination of three church traditions (Christian and Missionary Alliance, Plymouth Brethren, and the Black Pentecostal tradition) and the various Bible Institutes and their respective charismatic leaders, this study will explore the cross-pollination of leadership across these three institutions, and the creation a network and social movement during the 20th century which strengthened the conservative wing of African American churches. These networks and movements led to the founding of the National Black Evangelical Association in 1963, in direct counter-distinction to the National Association of Evangelicals. The study will also look beyond the NBEA and tease out ways that this conservative movement has further influenced the Black Church through the works of Bible institutes and colleges, the Evangelical Training Association (ETA) and Philadelphia’s Center for Urban Theological Studies (CUTS).