Justin McClain

Justin McClain has taught theology and Spanish at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland, since 2006. He also has served as an adjunct lecturer in Spanish for the pre-college programs at the University of Maryland, College Park, and taught English as a second language at Prince George’s Community College.

McClain earned bachelor’s degrees (2004) in Spanish language and literature and in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland and master’s degrees in Spanish language and culture (2008) from the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) and in international history (2011) from Staffordshire University (England). He has studied philosophy and theology at the Immaculate Conception Seminary/School of Theology at Seton Hall University and Church history through the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life/STEP initiative. He is pursuing a master’s degree in theology and Christian ministry at Franciscan University of Steubenville

McClain was a consultant to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, Subcommittee on African-American Affairs in 2015. He is a high school theology textbook consultant for Ave Maria Press, where he also provides content for the Engaging Faith blog and high school newsletter. McClain serves on the boards of directors for the Forestville Pregnancy Center and the Prince George’s County Historical Society. He is a member of the Maryland Historical Society. McClain is the author of Stepping into the Darkness and Mientras el sol pasaba and he has written for Catholic365, Church Life, and the National Black Catholic Congress. He and his wife, Bernadette, live in Bowie, Maryland, with their three children. 

Books by Justin McClain