Michael W. Waters
Lead pastor of Abundant Life AME Church
Michael W. Waters is the founder and lead pastor of the Abundant Life African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Dallas, Texas. A pastor, professor, national award-winning author, activist and social commentator, he has appeared on ABC Nightline, CBS This Morning, National Public Radio and numerous other media outlets. As a current Emerson Collective Fellow, Waters is researching storytelling as pedagogy for inspiring civic action. You can find him at michaelwwaters.com and in the documentary “Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom.”
Louisville Institute now accepting 2024 program applications
The Louisville Institute is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2024 grant and fellowship funding season.
Since 1990, LI has funded more than 2,700 grants and fellowships totaling $57.7 million to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices and movement. Their grantees and fellows include pastoral leaders, researchers, early career and seasoned scholars and many others in the United States and Canada whose work resonates with LI’s mission to bridge church and academy.
There are seven funding opportunities available for 2024.Learn more