Dr. Antonio Settles
Senior Pastor, Union Memorial UMC
Dr. Antonio Settles is the senior pastor of Union Memorial UMC, the oldest and largest Black United Methodist Church in St. Louis. As senior pastor, Dr. Settles’ unique ability to communicate the truths of the Bible in a relevant and uncompromising manner is helping to reach a generation of men, women, singles, couples and families embedded in a culture defined by individualism and materialism.
Dr. Settles holds a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary, where he also served as a Pastoral Fellow. He is an ordained elder in the UMC. Dr. Settles also holds a Doctorate in Prophetic Congregational Leadership from United Theological Seminary. He is passionate about leadership and the local church. Dr. Settles serves as a faculty advisor for doctoral students at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is the author of Power Moves: Moving Power in the Right Direction and leads workshops for churches on healthy church leadership. Dr. Settles is a proud member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He is married to Dr. Linda Settles, also a pastor, and they are proud parents of four adult children and six grandchildren.