The Rev. Adam L. Bond, Ph.D. is the Martha J. Horne Visiting Professor for the Fall 2020 semester. He will teach the course “The Black Church in America,” preach, and give several presentations on the VTS campus.
Bond received his Ph.D. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where his dissertation was titled “What the Law Cannot Do: Samuel DeWitt Proctor’s Theological Response to an American Crisis, 1945-1997.” He also received a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Marquette and a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.
An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), Bond has also published The Imposing Preacher: Samuel DeWitt Proctor and Black Public Faith (Fortress Press, 2013) and I’ve Been Called: Now What? (Judson Press, 2012), and served as co-editor of Church on Purpose: Reinventing Discipleship, Community, and Justice (Judson Press, 2015). At present, he is writing Enduring Tensions: Black Baptist Preachers and the Salvation of America (Mercer University Press).
Bond maintains a commitment to church life as the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Richmond, VA.