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Portrait of Rev. Dr. James Henry Harris

Rev. Dr. James Henry Harris

Co-Mentor: Getting in Front of the Text: Creating a New World Through Black Preaching

Getting in Front of the Text: Creating a New World Through Black Preaching

This cohort will seek to make plain through developing and enhancing the creative and transformative power of Black Preaching and the Black Church. The Fellows in this cohort will practice becoming master interpreters of scripture, self, sociocultural, and congregational contexts.

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Education

  • M.Div., Virginia Union School of Theology (1976)
  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University (1985)
  • D.Min., United Theological Seminary (1992)
  • M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University (2006)
  • M.A., University of Virginia (2011)

Professional

  • Distinguished Professor and Chair of Homiletics and Research Scholar in Religion and Humanities, Virginia Union School of Theology (2014 – Present)
  • Chair, Homiletics and Practical Theology (2004 – Present)
  • National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Auxiliary to the National Baptist Convention, Incorporated (1986 – Present)
  • Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Richmond, VA (1990 – Present)
  • Preacher and Lecturer (1974 – Present)

Co-Mentor

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