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Dr. Willie Gable, Jr.

Dr. Willie Gable, Jr., a native of New Orleans, received his Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH), Masters of Divinity from Union Baptist Theological Seminary (New Orleans, LA), Masters of Public Health from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) and Bachelors of Science from Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN). Committed to a life of ministry and community service, Dr. Gable is the pastor of Progressive Baptist Church, only its third pastor in 124 years. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Dr. M. W. McCaleb Educational Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization that offers housing, rental assistance, and tutoring to low-income individuals and families. Dr. Gable has formerly served on many community boards.  He currently is a member of LeadingAge, Chairman/President National Baptist Convention Housing and Economic Development Board, National Conference for Community and Justice, Legacy Foundation, Gulf Coast Housing Partnership. Director Faith Based Initiatives HUD National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., Third Vice President of the 1st District Missionary Baptist Association New Orleans, Moderator Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and Deputy Dean/Instructor with the Louisiana Baptist Home and Foreign Mission State Convention  and Instructor National Baptist Conventions USA Congress of Christian Education. He is married to Julie Christina Gable and they have two sons Joshua and Jeremiah.