Howard-John Wesley

Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley

Address1 Silber Way
Boston, MA 2215

Lecturer, Boston University School of Theology

B.S., Duke University, 1994
M.Div., Boston University, 1997
D.Min., Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004

The Reverend Dr. Howard-John Wesley represents the fourth generation of Baptist preachers and pastors in his family. This native of Chicago is the son of the late Rev. Dr. Alvin J. Wesley and Dr. Helene J. Wesley. Reverend Wesley is a 1994 magna cum laude graduate of Duke University where he doubled majored in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. He attended the Boston University School of Theology where he was a Martin L. King, Jr. Scholar and a 1997 summa cum laude graduate concentrating on Biblical Studies and African-American religious history. His passion for preaching and learning led him to the Associated Chicago Theological Schools Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program where he graduated from the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary with his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2003. His thesis, “Prescriptive Preaching: Effective Homiletical Methodology for the Next Generation of Black Churchgoers” is now being prepared for publication. Reverend Wesley has also completed post-doctoral studies at Oxford University in Oxford, England and serves as the adjunct professor of homiletics at Boston University and the adjunct professor of church administration at Hartford Seminary.
He serves on several community boards in the city of Springfield and is passionate about educational opportunities and exposure for young people. He is highly sought after and preaches at revivals and conferences across the nation. For his labor he has received numerous awards and accolades, including being recognized by the African American Pulpit as one of the top 20 preachers under forty in the Black Church. He is an avid golfer who also enjoys movies, reading, and working out.

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