leslie D. callahan
Leslie D. Callahan is the pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Having experienced her call to ministry at an early age, she began the public proclamation of the gospel at age 19. Committed to education, she earned a BA in religion from Harvard University/Radcliffe, an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary, and a PhD in religion from Princeton University.
Her research interests include religious history in the United States, particularly independent African American Christianity and Pentecostal studies. Callahan currently serves as a Commissioner for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Her written expressions and thoughts can be found in her published article in The Audacity of Faith: Christian Leaders Reflect on the Election of Barack Obama by Marvin A. McMickle (Editor).