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Kenyatta R. Gilbert

Professor of Homiletics

  • Ministry Studies, Divinity
  • School of Divinity

Biography

The Reverend Dr. Kenyatta R. Gilbert — professor of homiletics at Howard University School of Divinity — is a nationally recognized expert on African American preaching.  A prolific writer and oft-featured expert on Black preaching, civil rights, and social justice, Dr. Gilbert has authored countless sermons and classroom lectures, as well as four books: Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons about Justice and Hope; A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights; The Journey and Promise of African American Preaching; and Just Living: Meditations for Engaging Our Life and Time.  Dr. Gilbert is contributing editor for Sojourners magazine, General Editor of the forthcoming Preaching, Theology, and Culture book series (Fortress), and project director for Equipping the Saints: Promising Practices for Black Congregations Online Resource Center. His writing has also been featured by such outlets as PBS NewsHour, Sojourners, Word & Way, and The Conversation. In 2011, he launched The Preaching Project, a ministry aimed at equipping ministers to better serve African American churches and community. 

Education & Expertise

Education

Practical Theology (Homiletics)

Ph.D.
Princeton Theological Seminary
2007

Theological Studies

M.Div.
Princeton Theological Seminary
1999

Political Science (Religion minor)

B.A.
Baylor University
1996

Expertise

Ministry Studies, Preaching, Great Migration Religious History, Black Church