Dr. John W. Kinney

Dr. John W. Kinney

John W. Kinney, a native of Wheeling, West Virginia, received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marshall University, and Virginia Union University School of Theology and a Ph.D. from Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is a distinguished systematic theologian, academician and administrator. Under his leadership as Dean of the School of Theology at Virginia Union, the Doctor of Ministry and Master of Arts Programs were established, the Master of Divinity Program experienced unparalleled growth and the Continuing Education program was expanded. He also serves as Senior Vice President of Virginia Union University and Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Beaverdam, VA. Additionally, he has served as Assistant Professor of Theology-Chicago Theological Seminary; adjunct faculty at Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA; Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Among his fellowships and awards are the Rockefeller Doctoral Fellowship; Fellow of the Graduate School, Columbia University; and President's Fellow, Columbia University. He is currently a consultant to the American Baptist Convention, the Progressive National Baptist Convention, the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and the United States Navy and Army Chaplain Corps. He has served as Chair of the Commission on Accrediting for the Association of Theological Schools. His writings are included in several publications and he is involved is several research activities.

Dr. Kinney is nationally known as a prolific scholar and a "powerful vessel with a prophetic voice." He is admired for his inspired guidance, priceless wisdom, creative thinking and empathetic leadership. Dr. Kinney shares his life, work and ministry with his wife, Quentina McDaniel Kinney. Together, they are the proud parents of three birth children, four foster children and 19 grandchildren.