The Rev. Dr. J. Terry Todd, PhD
For over two decades, the Rev. Dr. J. Terry Todd, PhD, has been on the Theological School faculty at Drew University in Madison, NJ, where he teaches the History of Christianity, pastoral formation, and worship and liturgy. He holds a BA from Boston University, an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School, and the PhD from Columbia University, and is the author of many articles on religious life in U.S. contexts. His academic and ministry work involves assembling a toolkit of ritual experience that blends Methobapticostal worship styles with contemplative spirituality. Terry is committed to a ministry that is anti-racist, nurturing to all bodies and souls, forward thinking and relevant yet bringing whatsoever is good, kind, and beautiful from all Christian traditions. Terry holds ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ. He serves on the Educational Council of the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM), and has served on the advisory committee of TFAM Global. Terry is also an Associate Pastor at Rivers of Living Water UCC in New York City, where he is a part of a Pentecostal community of radical joy and hope.