Delores H. Carpenter

 Delores H. Carpenter
AddressHoward University School of Divinity
1400 Shepherd Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Religious Education, Howard University School of Divinity

ED.D., Rutgers University, 1986
M.A., Washington University, 1972
M.Div. cum laude, Howard University School of Divinity,the first female to receive the degree from the School., 1969

Dr. Delores Carpenter has served as a professor of Religious Education at the Howard University School of Divinity since 1999. She began her career at the School in 1982 as an assistant professor of Religious Education. Additionally, she has served as the senior pastor of Michigan Park Christian Church in Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years.

Prior to joining the Divinity faculty, Dr. Carpenter was the director of Career and Cooperative Education at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. She held several positions within the college, including assistant to the president.

She is a world-renowned preacher, teacher and lecturer. Her writing credits are extensive, covering issues from Christian education to women in ministry to preaching to Africa. She is also the editor of the “African American Heritage Hymnal.” And, she currently serves as the founder and executive director of African Heritage and Cultural Institute of America Inc., which awards church music scholarships.

Dr. Carpenter earned the ED.D. in 1986 from Rutgers University; M.A. in 1972 from Washington University; and the M.Div. cum laude in 1969 from Howard University School of Divinity, the first female to receive the degree from the School.

Areas of Interest

Religious Education;

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