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Archbishop Everett Caldwell earned an A.A. in Arts with Phi Theta Kappa (Honors) and received his B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from the University of North Carolina with Omicron De ta Kappa (Honors) and Cum Lade. From two different departments, he received the Philosophy and Religion Minority Academic and Leadership Award (UNCW), the College and Arts & Sciences Award (UNCW). He received his M.A. in Religion and Philosophy with Honors from Ashland Theological Seminary (Ashland, OH).
His military education includes the Army Combat Medical Pastoral Care Expert Skill Identifier, the Hospital Ministry Skill Identifier, and the Suicide Prevention Skill Identifier (ASSIST), the LINKS Instructor Certification, Family Wellness Instructor Certification and Military Chaplaincy Diploma from the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School.
He has obtained 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education. He is a board certified chaplain and pastoral counselor with the APCC and a CPE Supervisor-in-training with APCC. His doctoral dissertation research is in African-American chaplaincy. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree for exemplary organizational leadership and received an Honorary Doctor of Theology from Mount Sinai International Seminary.
Suffragan Bishop Victor Brown is a former Adjunct Professor of Preaching at New York Theological Seminary. Bishop Brown is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. John’s University with a B.S. Degree in finance. While at St. John’s, he was inducted into two National Honor Societies for exceptional academic achievement in the field of economics. They are: Omicron Delta Epsilon and Gamma Beta Sigma.
In May 1996, Rev. Brown graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree from New York Theological Seminary with a 3.8 index on an overall 4.0 scale. While at New York Theological Seminary, he was selected as a three-time recipient of the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Scholarship awarded by the Funds for Theological Education. This national recognition is conferred upon theological students who exhibit exemplary academic achievement and promise for success in ministry.
Bishop Brown holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Community Transformation from the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bishop Brown has also served since 1986 as Senior Pastor of Mt. Sinai United Christian Church. lIn December 2010, he was selected by the Christian Times Newspaper as one of the top 40 influential pastors in the city of New York.
District Bishop Kristen Caldwell earned a B.A. in Bible/Preaching from Central Bible College (Springfield, MO). Having obtained a full-ride scholarship from the Kern Family Foundation, she earned her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Studies from Ashland Theological Seminary (Ashland, OH). Having studied biblical Hebrew and Greek, she became a member of the National Honor Society of Students of Hebrew Language and Culture. She completed her Doctor of Ministry degree at ATS.
Her dissertation is called “Discovering the Primary Hindrances Women Face in Fulfilling their Call to Ministry” which entailed an analysis of hindrances expressed by 75 women clergy in 18 denominations. Her article publications include: “The Historical Fallacy of an Inconsistent Ethical Evaluation,” “Reversing the Great Commission for Women,” “Translation Differences Every Woman Minister Should Know Part 1 and 2,” “When Phoebe, Pricilla and Junia Arrive at Ephesus: Three Women who Defied Three Prohibitions” and “The 7-Dimensional Impact of Historical Mothers on Women Clergy.”
Diocesan Bishop Irvine Bryer earned a B.A degree from Hunter College and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary (New York). His post graduate work includes studies at: General Seminary and Union Seminary (Inter-Theological Education), New School for Social Research (Masters in not-for–profit management) and Drew University School of Theology (Doctorate in Ministry).
His military education includes the Chaplain Officer Basic and Advance Course, the Unit Chaplain Training and Staff Chaplain School Courses, the Emergency Medical Ministry Course, the Blue Force Protector Course, the Applied Skills Suicide Intervention Training Course, and the Battlemind Course. He is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He has served as Senior Pastor of Church of Resurrection, The Hollis Avenue Congregational Church, and Corona United Church of Christ. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of CrossRoad Christian Church in Stockbridge, Georgia.