About the Author
Ralph Watkins, MA, DMin, PhD, is the assistant dean of African-American Church Studies and associate professor of Society, Religion and Africana Studies in the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. His work is focused on building bridges between urban youth, young adults and the church while mentoring future leaders for the African-American church. He is author of the books I Ain't Afraid to Speak my Mind
(Unity Council 2003) and The Gospel Remix: Reaching the Hip Hop Generation
(Judson Press 2007).
Benjamin Stephens III, MDiv, is pastor to collegiate & young adults at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Charles E. Blake. Elder Stephens also serves the International Youth Department of the Church of God in Christ as the president of Young Men.