Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land: African Caribbean Second-Generation Pentecostal Leaders in Context

24 February 2021, 16:00 - 24 February 2021, 17:30 Webinar - please register


Revd Dr Carol Tomlin - Leeds University

The aim of this paper is to analyse British born second generation black/African Caribbean Pentecostal clergy in light of the contextual factors impacting on their theology. The Windrush Pentecostals, the forebears of the second generation are examined, drawing attention to the Caribbean societies from which they came.

In addition, the paper critically assesses the impact of prosperity theology from North America. Significantly, it focuses on wider socio-economic issues such as the positionality of black Caribbean people in Britain, and educational concerns impinging on the theological efficacy of these Pentecostal ministers. The paper illuminates these factors as the context for the unique hermeneutical disposition of African Caribbean Pentecostals which have largely remained unexplored.

Dr Carol Tomlin is an award-winning academic and educational consultant who is a visiting fellow at the University Leeds. She has a long and distinguished academic career teaching in universities both nationally and internationally. She is the Principal of Kingdom School of Theology. As an ordained minister and senior leader of Restoration Fellowship Ministries, she has several years of pastoral ministry including health care chaplaincy. Dr Tomlin is the author of several academic publications, including her most recent book, Preach It: Understanding African Caribbean Preaching.