Dr. Ronald Peters Inaugurated 8th ITC President



The Rev. Dr. Ronald Edward Peters (far right) is the newly inaugurated eighth president of The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC).  Shown above are Dr. Joseph L. Crawford Sr., chair of the ITC Board of Trustees (from left); Bishop Alfred Norris, retired Bishop United Methodist Church; and Dr. Mark Lomax, assistant professor of Homiletics at ITC.  Peters’ inauguration took place recently at the Morehouse College King Chapel. Before assuming this position, Peters was the Henry L. Hillman Associate Professor of Urban Ministry and the first director of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Metro-Urban Institute, an interdisciplinary program of religious leadership development for urban society. A native of New Orleans, Peters received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.,  the Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Mass., and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Peters was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and joined the Pittsburgh Seminary faculty after 18 years of pastoral leadership. He is an internationally respected preacher, author and advisor on social witness policy and urban theological education.  (Special Photo)

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