Rev. Emily Carroll, M.Div.


Rev. Emily Carroll has oftentimes found herself a transplant in alien soil, for her faith in God destines her to fear not the warmth of other suns, to be a living witness to the marginalized, an advocate for social change and to preach and teach God’s word to the masses. Rev. Carroll currently serves as the Sr. Pastor of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church, Mansfield, LA, she has also served as the pastor of St. James UMC in Shreveport, LA.

Raised in the inner city of Oakland, California, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an concentration in Finance from the California State University East Bay in Hayward, CA.

In 2005, while under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. of the Allen Temple Baptist Church, she received her call to ministry and migrated to the suns of Atlanta, Georgia, and in 2008 attained a Master of Divinity in Hebrew Bible from Morehouse School of Religion at The Interdenominational
Theological Center.

She was an active member of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Pastor is Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, the Senator from Georgia.  In 2014 she relocated to Durham, North Carolina where she served as the Minister to Children and Youth at the First Calvary Baptist Church, Fredrick A. Davis, Pastor.

As an advocate for environmental justice she serves as the Northern Field Director for Green the Church, a national initiative whose purpose is to explore and expand the role of African American churches as centers for environmental and economic resilience.  To further advance her skill set, Rev. Carroll, has studied at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, in the area of Environmental Ministry and Leadership. She has presented at several environmental workshops, conferences, and rallies throughout the nation.