Church History Mixtape

Join Fuller Texas for an engaging evening of church history through art with Professor Dr. Vince Bantu and musician and writer Sho Baraka.

About this Event

Dr. Vince Bantu and Sho Baraka are bringing their mastery to the stage to create night of education and entertainment. Bantu and Baraka will combine academia with the arts, to uncover the truth about African, Asian and American Christianity. They will intersect lectures, drama and music into an hour and a half stage presentation.


Vince Bantu

Vince Bantu joined the Fuller faculty as assistant professor of church history and Black church studies in 2019. Dr. Bantu teaches primarily on Fuller’s Houston campus, where he also serves as a liaison to the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies and networks with African American churches, pastors, and students.

Prior to coming to Fuller, Bantu taught in various capacities at a number of colleges and institutions, including Nyack College, New York Theological Seminary, North Park Theological Seminary, the Center for Early African Christianity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary. 

Sho Baraka

After being educated at Tuskegee University and the University of North Texas, where he studied Television/Film, Anthropology, and Public Administration, Sho Baraka has spent the last decade traveling the world (5 continents, nearly 20 countries) as a recording artist, activist, culture curator, and writer. His overseas work has ranged from leading seminars about race relations in South Africa to establishing artist hubs in Indonesia.

Sho is a three-time Billboard charting, award-nominated (Stellar & Dove) artist. Coming off successful stints on record labels, Reach Records and Humble Beast, Sho is now an independent artist with his recent albums being The Narrative, Talented 10th and So Many Feelings. 

Currently, Sho is combining his artistic platform with his academic pursuits to contribute a unique perspective in multiple arenas, while attempting to refine the culture

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