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Rev. Gerard Marable, M.Div.,Th.M.

Th.M. — Black Catholic Studies — Xavier University of Louisiana
M. Div. — Christ the King Seminary — New York
B.A. — English — Morehouse College


Father Marable has a love for the spoken word.  He taught English to Cameroonian students as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa for two years. While in Africa he heard the voice of the Lord and chose cautiously to respond to God’s call to priesthood. Father Marable is a Diocesan priest with the Diocese of Camden.  In 2008 he earned the Master’s in Theology from the African American perspective at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at  Xavier University of Louisiana. His practicum was to organize and implement an orientation program for international ministers residing in the United States.

As a priest of more than 25 years, Father Marable has experienced the challenges of living the seven principles of Kwanzaa: inner unity and unity with the Church through collective works and shared responsibility creatively implemented toward the purpose of human capital development, personal and collective, spiritual and material.

He has served as a member of Camden Churches Organized for People, as a founding member of  Kaighn Avenue Collaborative Enterprise, and is the founder of Soul of Camden, Inc.

Father Marable convened the merger of St. Bartholomew and St. Joan of Arc churches in 2010 and now pastor the merged parish of St. Josephine Bakhita in the City of Camden New Jersey. He is currently developing skills for intercultural competency as he minister with African Americans, Africans and Latinos.