Dr. Gregory Thompson

Gregory, a white man with a brown beard, bald head and tortoise shell glasses poses for a close-up headshot wearing a blue and white button-up shirt.

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  • Dr. Gregory Thompson
  • pastor, scholar, writer, producer, amateur cook

Gregory Thompson is a pastor, scholar, writer, producer, and amateur cook whose work focuses on racial healing in America. He currently serves as the executive director of Voices Underground, an initiative to build a national memorial to the Underground Railroad in southeast Pennsylvania. Thompson is also a research fellow in African American Cultural Heritage at Lincoln University and the visiting theologian for mission at Grace Mosaic Church in Washington, D.C.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia where he wrote his dissertation on Martin Luther King Jr. Currently, Thompson is writing a book on the role of love in the work of the civil rights leader. While many recognize King as the ultimate symbol of justice and change, Thompson asks the question if the message of love has been forgotten or ignored and why we aren’t embracing it.

Thompson also contributes as a writer at The Welcome Table and Comment Magazine and a line chef at Broadcloth in Virginia He is co-creator of Union: The Musical, a soul and hip-hop-based musical about the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Worker’s Strike; co-author of Reparations: A Christian Call to Repentance and Repair; co-founder of The Welcome Table Supper Club, songwriter for The Porter’s Gate worship project, producer of the forthcoming documentary film, Repairing America; and producer of Underground, a musical about the Underground Railroad.

Presentations at Calvin University

To Stick with Love: King’s Vision for Today’s Movement
Part of the: January Series
Monday, January 16, 2023 12:30:00 PM
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