Born in Philadelphia, PA, Dwight Webster has been the Senior and Founding Pastor of Christian Unity Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana for more than twenty-two years. While living in and commuting from the San Francisco Bay Area, he worked with Lutheran Social Services of Northern California and was under watchcare at Allen Temple Baptist Church
In 2005 Rev. Webster formed with Civil Rights veteran, C.T. Vivian, Churches Supporting Churches, a post-Katrina long-term recovery organization for pastors, churches and community in New Orleans. Currently, he serves as Executive Director. He also co-founded the Jeremiah Group, a broad-based, faith-based ecumenical organization, affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation that “seeks the welfare of the city” (Jeremiah 29:7) of New Orleans.
Rev. Webster has served on the faculties of Tulane University, Loyola University and its Institute of Ministry, Xavier University’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies and Delgado Community College in New Orleans. He served as the Director of the Southern University at New Orleans Center for African and African American Studies for seven years. His first New Orleans appointment was University Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion at Dillard University.
Rev Webster was the Interim Director and Interim Dean of the Program of Black Church Studies at Colgate Rochester Divinity School/Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary in Rochester, New York. He also taught at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.
He is a graduate of Howard University and Colgate Rochester Divinity School with the Bachelor of Science and Master of Divinity degrees, respectively. Rev. Webster completed and received the Ph. D. degree from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA in 2011.
In 2009 he was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the Christian Bible College of Louisiana.
Rev. Dr. Webster and his wife, Trudell have been married for more than 28 years and have four sons: Dwight-Nathaniel, Toussaint, Kwame, and Amir. The newest addition to the family is granddaughter, Aubrey Gail Webster, born in 2008.
Ordained in 1974, Dr. Webster has been in the ministry for over thirty-seven years. He is a son of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Lansdowne, PA and the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Washington, DC. But most importantly, he is a born-again, blood bought baptized believer in Jesus Christ.