Dr. Richard L. Gray

Professor of Leadership and Christian Ministries

Dr. Richard L.  Rick Gray is professor of Leadership and Christian Ministries. He is currently the Leadership department chair at Asbury Theological Seminary. In 2008 he received the Asbury Seminary Graduate Faculty Discipleship and Mentoring Award.

He received a B.A. from Anderson University, 1974; and a M.Div. (1986), a Th.M. in Leadership Development (1991) and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies (1996) from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Dr. Gray is the executive director of the Obsidian Society (African American Evangelical Scholars Organization) and president of Evening Star Enterprise, Inc., a publishing endeavor. He is currently on the advisory board for Urban Impact in Lexington, Ky., and conducts workshops on topics ranging from African-American history to youth ministry throughout the area. He has published numerous books, including his most recent, The Journal of African American Christian Thought (UMI Publishing, 2008). In addition to his books, he is currently writing a leadership in ministry course for Asbury College.

He has received numerous community service awards, including awards from the Los Angeles Urban League Pasadena Branch, County of Los Angeles, City of Pasadena, California State Assembly and United States Congress. Dr. Gray was a PEW Graduate Fellow (Christian College Coalition) and a member of the International Society of Theta Phi.

Dr. Gray and his wife, Coral, have two children.

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