Preacher as Prophet

“A surrendered identity is…more deadly than lost identity…[because] you intentionally relinquish who you are, and you voluntarily sell out God’s divine ministry.”
Prathia Hall

Preacher as Sage

“Who is it that is supposed to articulate the longings and aspirations of the people more than the preacher?”

Martin L. King, Jr.

Preacher as Priest

“Surrender your inner consent to God–this is your sovereign right–this is your birthright privilege.”
Howard Thurman


Equipping Preachers to Restore Community

Visionary: Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Kenyatta Gilbert—son and grandson of Baptist preachers—knew he would chart his own distinctive course and find his vocational home in a courtroom practicing law one day. As it turns out, he did walk in their footsteps as preacher—but not without his own unique voice.

The Project

What You Can Expect

We are so delighted that you have taken this opportunity to view and hopefully participate on this website!

The Voices

Preacher Bios and Sermon Clips


The Forum

Up-To-Date Articles & Discussion Topics
Sermon Preparation Exercises

The Connection

Ways to Get Involved in This Ministry

Our Mission  and Vision

The Preaching Project is a teaching and mentoring ministry that promotes preaching excellence and effective leadership.

Equipping Preachers to Restore Community 


Providing guidance • Fostering dialogue • Devising strategies • Nurturing preachers

Learn more about The Preaching Project goals»

The Voices

Preacher Profiles

Luke A. Powery, Th.D.

Dean of the Chapel, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

The Journey and Promise of African American Preaching

“This book immerses readers in a sophisticated, multi-voiced soundtrack. Kenyatta Gilbert persuasively calls for ministers to preach in three voices—prophet, priest, and sage.”

Send a Prayer Request or Testimonial

14 + 2 =


Preaching in the Jesus Tradition

Preacher, don’t let your perspective become an idol god.  Too often preachers, in taking firm stances on religio-political controversial issues, fail to demonstrate how their biblical and theological positions align with what the Jesus of the gospels declared he...

read more

CRT, Black Preachers, and the Myth of Objectivity

  Friends, I've got to tell you.  I find it exhausting responding to White evangelical fundamentalist scholars and Black preachers who insist on keeping folks captive to hard and fast rules of scriptural exegesis for preaching, while not taking structural racism...

read more


In an age of alternative facts, a preacher has to be in touch with what her or his Sunday hearers imbibe from various electronic and paper outlets. A preacher who gets messages doctrinally sound but disregards the goings-on in the public square will not meet the...

read more