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Rev. Dr. Larry Terrell Crudup serves as the Senior Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Oklahoma City. Larry received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Religion and The Arts with a minor in Secondary Education from Belmont University, Nashville, TN in May 2010. He is also a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, TX where he earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree.  He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Ethical and Creative Leadership from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH.

Publications & Presentations


Seeing Ourselves in Holy Texts: Black Identity Formation in The                     February, 2017

Christian Faith                                                                                                  

Presenter at the Austin Travis County Integral Care’s Central Texas

African American Family Services Conference, Austin, TX

Examining the Relationship Between the Black Social Gospel and                  January, 2017

the Black Lives Matter Movements

Co-Presenter at Union Institute & University Conference Day

Ricoeurian Ethics: Recapturing Communal Personhood                                 November, 2016

Global Leadership Conference, November 2nd - 5th, 2016 

International Leadership Conference 



How We Think Narratively Pt.1

As a researcher I am interested in the identity formation of communities for social transformation. Particularly I am interested in the Black church’s identity formation for social transformation. How do we, the church, live up to and live out our obligation to step into the world with a transforming mission?

Coming Into My Own!

"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."


~1 John 3:2

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