Willie Jennings

Willie Jennings

Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies

(919) 660-3569
0044 A Langford

Duke Divinity School
Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708-0968


Dr. Jennings teaches in the areas of systematic theology and black church and cultural studies. The author of numerous articles, his research interests include these areas as well as liberation theologies, cultural identities, and anthropology. Dr. Jennings is a native of Grand Rapids, Mich. An ordained Baptist minister, Professor Jennings has served as interim pastor of several North Carolina churches and continues to be an active teaching and preaching minister in the local church. He is the winner of the 2015 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.


B.A., Calvin College
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Duke University

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