Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert to Preach at FBC - Oct 14 11am


Professor of Homiletics, Howard University School of Divinity

The Reverend Dr. Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Professor of Homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity, will preach in worship on October 14th. Dr. Gilbert earned his B.A. in Political Science from Baylor University and both his M.Div. and Ph.D. in Practical Theology (Homiletics) from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is an ordained Baptist minister and founder of The Preaching Project: Restoring Communities through Spoken Word (, a website ministry promoting the nurture of the preaching life of ministers serving African American churches and communities.

Prior to joining the Divinity School’s faculty in 2006, he served congregations in Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Kenya. Kenyatta is married to Dr. Allison Blow Gilbert, a pediatrician. The Gilberts have three daughters: Olivia Copeland, Ella Jane, and Ava Sage. Copies of his book, "A Pursued Justice - Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights" will be available for purchase during the week prior to, and immediately following, worship on the 14th. Contact D'O Dillard at for your copy. The cost is $20 and you may pay by check, cash or online (in “Additional Information”, note “for Dr. Gilbert Book”).