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Dr. Reggie Blount

Dale P. Andrews Freedom Seminary Faculty

Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount

Dr. Reggie Blount serves on the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary as the Murray H. Leiffer Associate Professor of Formation, Leadership and Culture and the Director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience. He teaches in the areas of Christian Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Congregational Leadership.  He serves further as Co-Executive Director of the Children Defense Fund Garrett-Evanston Freedom School Program and Program Director of the Garrett-Evangelical Young Adult Initiative.

Dr. Blount currently he serves as pastor of Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church in the Morgan Park community of Chicago, IL. He is also the co-founder and executive director of the Oikos Institute for Social Impact which exists to create mutually supportive ecosystems that strengthen the Faith, Intellectual, Social and Human Capital of faith communities dedicated to expanding their social impact and transformational work in the under-resourced communities they serve.

Dr. Blount speaks and teaches nationally and internationally helping faith communities envision new and creative ways to minister to, with and on behalf of young people, foster congregational and community renewal, and engage in transformative social impact. He is a contributor in “Making God Real for a Next Generation: Ministry with Millennials Born from 1982 to 1999” (Discipleship Resources, 2003), “Educating for Redemptive Community” (Wipf & Stock, 2015) and Co-Editor of “Let Your Light Shine: Mobilizing for Justice with Children and Youth” (Friendship Press, 2019).