Philos Black

Welcome to the next generation of Black leaders

Philos Black is cultivating Black Christian leaders for positive global engagement.

Philos Black focuses on three core tenets:

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    Equipping leaders with the knowledge and tools to transform their communities

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    Impacting Africa, Israel, and Black America through incarnational action  

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    Connecting leaders who are biblical in their worldview, ethical in their orientation, and global in their perspective

What we've been up to recently

Our Philos Black leaders participated in discussions on what it means to be a Black pro-Israel leader.

Advance Summit, NYC

Philos Black serves the Crown Heights community.

Brooklyn, NY

Together Thursdays with Dr. Plummer!


Philos Black Alumni Dinner.

Detroit, MI

Philos Black serves Detroit.

Detroit, MI

Join us for one of our upcoming events!

Global Leaders Summit — Atlanta, GA
Philos Block Party – Brooklyn, NY

Krystal Bracy Director of Philos Black A native of Oakland, CA, Bracy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and the Master of Divinity degree from Duke University with concentrations in Homiletics, Black Church Studies and African and African American Studies. Bracy’s research and studies have taken her to the continents of Africa, Europe, South America and extensively throughout the continental United States and her future educational plans include law school. In addition to her academic credentials, Bracy is a licensed Evangelist Missionary of the Church of God in Christ.

Alongside her scholarship, she is passionate about social justice and improving the spaces in which people of color study, work, worship and live. Outside of her career, Bracy energetically volunteers within the Durham community. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, baking and spending time with her friends, family and other loved ones.
Wendell Shelby-Wallace Philos Black Associate Director Wendell Shelby-Wallace is a native of Houma, Louisiana and a proud Morehouse Man. Prior to joining the Philos team, Wendell served as the Director of External Affairs, Strategic Partnerships, and Initiatives at the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeastern United States. He is also experienced as a special advisor with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, advising the Atlanta consulate and other missions on partnerships with the African American community. His versatile skill set also includes experience as a teacher in Massachusetts and Louisiana, organizing director of coordinated campaigns in North Carolina, Louisiana, and Virginia, as well as a disaster recovery specialist with the Louisiana Governor's Division of Administration.

In 2023, he was honored with the distinguished NAACP Beloved Community Award in Terrebonne Parish, recognizing his outstanding work in revitalizing Black-Jewish relations, expanding global education opportunities for minority students, and promoting interfaith social justice initiatives.

Apart from work, Wendell enjoys cooking Louisiana cajun-creole cuisine and spending time with family. He also is also a leader with the Morehouse-Israel Covenant Program and the newly relaunched National Center for Black-Jewish Relations at Dillard University.

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Krystal Bracy
Philos Black Director