Anthony Trufant is the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood. Appointed as Emmanuel's pastor in November 1990, he has overseen its exponential growth in membership and programming and raised its profile as one of the most innovative, effective “glocal” churches in the Metro New York area.
A sought-after workshop facilitator, church consultant, and leadership development specialist, Anthony is the recipient of numerous civic and religious awards. He is a representative of Urban Ministry Advantage, a web-based resource for pastors and churches, and a board member of Faith Partnerships, a progressive and prophetic advocacy organization.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse and a Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester. He is a certified Conflict Resolution Mediator. He has received a diploma in pastoral counseling from Post Graduate Center for Mental Health and has completed coursework towards a Doctor of Ministry at Hebrew Union College.
A former adjunct professor at New York Theological and Auburn Theological Seminaries, Anthony has lectured and/or preached at Morehouse, University of Pennsylvania, Suffolk University, Palmer Theological, Long Island University, Cornell University, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Anthony and his wife, Muriel, have two daughters.