Center for Black Church Studies


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Rev. Kermit Moss

Rev. Kermit Moss
Interim Director, Center for Black Church Studies
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Kermit Moss is a PhD candidate in the area of Practical Theology (Christian Education and Formation) at Princeton Theological Seminary and has research interests in the intersection of theology, identity, spirituality, pneumatology, urban youth, and hip-hop/pop culture. In addition, Kermit currently serves as senior pastor of Manhattan Bible Church which is located in the Inwood neighborhood in Northern Manhattan (NYC).

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Rev. Khristi Adams​

Rev. Khristi Adams  
Program Administrator, Center for Black Church Studies

Khristi Adams is an author, speaker and youth advocate. She is currently an Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, NJ and is ordained with American Baptist Churches. Previously she worked as Protestant Chaplain at Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University as well as Associate Campus Pastor for Preaching & Spiritual Programming at Azusa Pacific University. Khristi is the author of the book The Misinterpreted Gospel of Singleness and the creator and director of The Becoming Conference, an annual conference designed to empower and inspire 12-16 year old girls of color. She is on the Board of Directors for Word Made Flesh, and she is a featured writer on Huffington Post Religion, Off the Page (of Our Daily Bread) and several other online publications. Khristi is an alumna of Temple University and Princeton Theological Seminary. She is currently in a PhD program in Organizational Leadership at Eastern University.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Special Advisor & Founding Director, IJM Institute

Bethany Hoang, Class of 2004

“The rooting of justice in our spiritual formation in Christ requires careful thought and teaching. I was equipped to lead in this way through my time at PTS. ”