Wells Sermon: Ministers Week, Dr. KinneyJanuary 15, 2011
University Christian Church
Dr. John W. Kinney, Dean, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University
John W. Kinney is the Dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He was awarded the Ph.D. from Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary in New York. Dr. Kinney has devoted himself to the pursuit of excellence in theological training and preparation and has distinguished himself as a systematic theologian, academician and administrator in a career that spans some thirty-five years. He is currently a consultant to the American Baptist Convention, the Progressive National Baptist Convention, the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and both the United States Navy and Army Chaplain Corps. He has been a member of the American Society of Church History, the American Academy of Religion and the Society for the Study of Black Religion. He served in various capacities for the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Dr. Kinney is nationally known as a gifted preacher. He has served as the pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Beaverdam, Virginia over 30 years, where his vision and spiritual guidance have resulted in a growing ministry within the church and community.