Dwight Perry

Both scholar and practitioner, this rare combination fills a need in theological education. Rev. Dr. Perry is ready to, “serve in academic leadership within an evangelical seminary that is urban in its context, biblical at its foundation, and seeks to equip men and women for the work of the gospel,” notes Rev. Dr. Perry as his career objective. As the first African-American to graduate with a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, Rev. Dr. Perry has persevered across many barriers on race and diversity.

Prior to joining NPTS, Rev. Dr. Perry served as regional president/executive minister of Converge Great Lakes where he was known for his straight-talk approach to ministry. He also served as a professor of pastoral studies at the Moody Bible Institute, as a denominational executive with the Baptist General Conference, and as a senior pastor and associate pastor in several churches in Illinois. He is a sought-after national speaker and is passionate about proclaiming God’s Word. As a pastor and teacher in homiletics, he is one of the premier expository preachers in the U.S.A. He has spoken across the country in the area of diversity and inclusion, homiletics, organizational and systems development especially within a not for profit setting along with strategic planning and leadership development.

Recent Publications

Perry, Dwight A. (2002) Building Unity in the Church in the New Millennium. Perry, Dwight (Ed.). Chicago, IL:Moody Press.

Perry, Dwight A.(2005) A Heart for the City: “Ministerial Formation within the African American Church,” Fuder, John (Ed.) Chicago, IL:Moody Press.

Perry, Dwight A.(2008) Connect: Proclaiming the Timeless Truths of Scripture: Arlington Heights, Illinois: Harvest Publishers.

Converge Great Lakes (2009) Funding Practices for Middle Judicatories in Ministry Sabbatical Project. Madison, WI: Dwight A. Perry

Perry, Dwight A.(2012) Turnaround: Renewing organizations small or large from the inside/out: Seattle, WA:On Demand Publishing LLC.

Perry, Dwight A.(2013) The Hole in My Soul: The importance of mentoring and investing in others: Seattle, WA:On Demand Publishing LLC.

Converge Great Lakes (2014) Organizational Leadership Transition and Succession: Sabbatical Project. Madison, WI:Dwight A. PerryPerry,DwightA.(2015)FinishWell:AGuidetoOrganizationalTransitionsandLeadershipSuccession:Seattle,WAOnDemandPublishingLLC.

Perry, Dwight A.(2015) Finish Well: A Guide to Organizational Transitions and Leadership Succession. Seattle, WA: On Demand Publishing LLC.