REV. DR. EUGENE G. TURNER
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Associate Stated Clerk for Governing Bodies, Ecumenical Agencies and Relationships
Gene has served the Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of the General Assembly as Associate Stated Clerk for Governing Bodies, Ecumenical Agencies and Relationships since 1993. Prior to that his ministry took him to the Synod of the Northeast as Synod Executive beginning in 1975. His work in urban mission and leadership development in Philadelphia and his service as Director of the Office of Ethnic Church Affairs in the Synod of the Golden Gate paved the way for his years as a denominational and ecumenical leader.
He is a recipient of the Edward Hawkins Award; and editor of Dissent and Empowerment: Essays in Honor of Gayraud Wilmore, 1999. This book, though linked to Gay Wilmore, is about the pursuit of social justice in the church and in society. It depicts the struggle of African-Americans' fight for justice in the Presbyterian Church and ecumenically. Turner has written many articles on the work of the church in urban, justice and ecumenical contexts.
Turner is a graduate of Knoxville College (1957) Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1962) and received a DD from Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ in 1976. He performed graduate study at Harvard University 1968-70.
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