About the Director

Rev. Dr. Michael C. Nabors 
Director of the Master of Divinity Program
Director of Student Life
Assistant Professor of Homiletics

BS Western Michigan University
MDiv Princeton Theological Seminary
MTh Princeton Theological Seminary
DMin United Seminary

Michael Nabors is the Director of the MDiv Program, Coordinator of Student Life at ETS and teaches Homiletics. He is the Senior Pastor of New Calvary Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan where he has served for ten years. He also served Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey as Assistant Pastor and First Baptist Church in Princeton, New Jersey as a pastor, for a total of sixteen years. In New Jersey, Dr. Nabors was President of the Princeton Clergy Association, President of the Central New Jersey NAACP and President of the Trenton Branch of the NAACP. Serving as third pastor in the church's fifty-nine year history, Dr. Nabors' primary goal is in building bridges between faith and intellect, senior citizens and youth, suburban and urban, the academy and the community.

Dr. Nabors has also taught at Marygrove College and Ashland Theological Seminary. He has taught Church History- from the First Century to the Reformation, Church Missions, Black Theology, Black Religion in America and Homiletics. Dr. Nabors served as president of the Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention from 2002-2004 and has served as board member to over a half dozen community organizations (including the Detroit NAACP, St. John's Health Systems, and the Greater Detroit Area Health Council). He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of The Skillman Foundation of Detroit. Dr. Nabors also collaborated with Wayne State University to receive a one million dollar grant to education seniors in a program titled "Active for Living." The Foundation has awarded five million dollars to after-school programs run by churches throughout the city. Dr. Nabors has been invited to teach and/or preach at universities and colleges throughout the nation. He is also a consultant on appreciating diversity and multiculturalism.