Kevin Vandiver

PhD Candidate | Practical Theology (Homiletics)

Kevin Vandiver
Practical Theology


Kevin Vandiver is a Practical Theology PhD student with a concentration in homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. His research interests include the black preaching tradition; black theology; womanist theology; intersections between race, theology, and cultural anthropology; and postmodern hermeneutics.

He has worked extensively with the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools, working in various capacities in Charlotte and New York, respectively; has served as the director of family ministry at Christ Lutheran Church-Charlotte, the largest Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Southeast; has worked as the associate minister of youth and young adults at The Riverside Church in the City of New York; and was the founding church planter and pastor of The Christ Center at Transfiguration, a revitalization movement of an historic black lutheran church in Harlem, NY.

Kevin holds a BA in music from Winthrop University, an MDiv from Duke University Divinity School, and is an ordained minister of word and sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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PhD Student

Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”