Rev. Dr. W. Benjamin Boswell
Rev. Dr. W. Benjamin Boswell is the creator and founder of Confronting Whiteness; an organization committed to transforming people racialized as white into anti-racist practitioners in their spheres of power and influence. He has served as the Senior Minister of Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC since 2016. A former U.S. Army Officer with degrees from Campbell University (B.A.), Duke Divinity School (M.Div.), and Saint Paul School of Theology (D.Min), Dr. Boswell is known as a preacher, pastor, civil rights leader and public speaker who facilitates anti-racist education for people racialized as white and for white-dominant organizations. In 2021, Dr. Boswell was awarded the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Medallion, which is the city of Charlotte’s highest honor given to a person who promotes racial equality, social justice, and community service. He has published numerous articles and two books: For the Facing of this Hour: Preaching that Resists White Christian Nationalism, and Confronting Whiteness: A Spiritual Journey of Reflection, Conversation, and Transformation.