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Carl F. Ellis, Jr.

In 1969, Carl Ellis began his ministry as a Senior Campus Minister with the Tom Skinner Associates in New York. From 1979 to 1989, Carl served as the Assistant pastor of Forest Park Community Church in Baltimore, MD, served on faculty at Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and as a seminar instructor for Prison Fellowship where he developed and taught “in-prison” and “in-community” seminars for inmates and community volunteers. Between 1986 and 2009, Carl served as an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Urban Theological Studies (C.U.T.S.), and as Dean of Intercultural Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. 

In 2015, Dr. Ellis was appointed Senior Research Fellow with Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Carl currently serves as the Academic Dean of The Makazi Institute, which he co-founded in 2012 to train the next generation of high-level cultural analysts. He is also the Associate Pastor for Cultural Apologetics at New City Fellowship, and serves on numerous boards and as a consultant on cultural matters.

He has authored several books, incuding Free At Last?, Going Global, and Saving Our Sons. 

Dr. Ellis studied under Francis Schaeffer at LÁbri in Hermoz sur Olon’, Switzerland, completed his Masters in Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and holds a D.Phil in Theological Anthropology from Oxford Graduate School. Learn more about his teaching at Ellis Perspectives.

Academic Dean and Co-Founder