● Author / Publisher (con't.)
● As a free-lancer, Rev. Dr. McCray has performed writing and editorial work for Urban Ministries, Inc.—“the premier independent, African American-owned and operated Christian media company.” From 1985-1987 he served as writer/editor of Direction Student & Direction Teacher (Adult Sunday School Literature), and was the inaugural writer/editor for Young Adult Today & Young Adult Today Leader (Sunday School Literature for African American young adults ages 17-24).
● Rev. Dr. McCray contributed an essay to the first edition of The Journal of African American Christian Thought (Spring 2009). “Our Present Motivation: ‘Black Evangelical’—The Identity Issue,” was published by The Obsidian Society (Pasadena, CA), in Conjunction with Urban Ministries Inc (Calumet City, IL).
● For Father’s Day 2009, Rev. Dr. McCray wrote “Dad Defines Fatherhood: The Senior Single Father-headed Home of Sidney McCray, Sr.—Reflections of a Satisfied Son.”
● The literary works of Rev. Dr. McCray have contributed substantially to the development of Black evangelical Christian thought since 1979. His early vocational objective was to develop a holistic curriculum of Biblical Christian Black education to strengthen Black American people, and to share the message in this literature with as many people as possible.
● Nonprofit Service
● Besides his experience in business, Rev. Dr. McCray has governance, leadership, and management experience in several nonprofit organizations.
● He has held the presidential office of the National Black Evangelical Association (NBEA) since 1999. He joined the organization in 1971, and has served in various positions on the board, executive committee, and administration.
● From 1997-2001 he worked for the House of Daniel, Outreach Mission Christian Center (Chicago). The 24/7 shelter offered a full range of services for homeless men. During his tenure, McCray served as Board Chair, President/CEO, and acting Executive Director. The Lord used him to save the mission from collapse.
● He serves on the President’s Institute of The Summit Group (a roundtable of African American executives; Newark, NJ).
● He is the Co-Chairperson Emeritus of the National Black Christian Students Conference (1974), NBEA’s ministry to Black students in college and high school (Chicago).