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Joseph Norman Evans, PhD

Title: 1) Endowed Chair; 2) Dean, Morehouse Adjunct Homiletics Instructor
Company: 1) Berkeley School of Theology; 2) Howard University School of Divinity
Location: Berkeley, California, United States

Joseph Norman Evans, PhD, Endowed Chair at the Berkeley School of Theology and Dean and Morehouse Adjunct Homiletics Instructor at the Howard University School of Divinity, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religious education.

Dr. Evans is a religious scholar and educator with decades of professional experience. Since 2017, he has found success as the dean and Morehouse adjunct homiletics instructor at the Howard University School of Divinity. In 2023, he accepted the role of endowed chair at the Berkeley School of Theology. From 2016 to 2022, Dr. Evans was active as the dean of the Morehouse School of Religion.

Prior to his current endeavors, Dr. Evans garnered experience as an adjunct homiletics instructor with the Wesley Theological Seminary from 2005 to 2017. He was the dean of the West Virginia Baptist State Convention’s seminary extension from 1995 to 2001 and previously served as an interim senior pastor with the Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Evans spent more than 20 years as a pastor, serving for seven years at the First Baptist Church in Huntington, West Virginia, and serving for 16 years as a senior pastor at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. From 1992 to 1994, he was a minister at the Second Zion Baptist Church.

Alongside Dr. Evans’ primary endeavors, he has found success through his creative works, authoring “The Polished King: Living Words of Martin Luther King Jr.” in 2021. He published “The Art of Eloquence: The Sacred Rhetoric of Gardner C. Taylor” in 2020, “Reconciliation and Reparation: Preaching Economic Justice” in 2018 and “Lifting the Veil Over Eurocentrism: The Du Boisian Hermeneutic of Double Consciousness” in 2014. In addition, Dr. Evans has published numerous journal articles, papers and presentations.

From 2006 to 2007, Dr. Evans served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. To keep abreast of his career, he has maintained affiliation with The Academy of Homiletics, Kappa Alpha Psi Inc., Sigma Pi Phi, the Rhetorical Society of America, the Modern Language Association and the Progressive National Baptist Convention, among other organizations. In the future, Dr. Evans aspires to become the president of the United States while witnessing the success of his children and grandchildren. He enjoys sports, hiking, biking and jazz in his spare time.

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