Walter Strickland

Walter Strickland

Walter Strickland

Special Advisor to the President for Diversity
Instructor of Theology

Discipline: Theology
Area: Theological Studies
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B.A. Cedarville University
M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D. (cand.) University of Aberdeen (Scotland)


Walter Strickland serves as Special Advisor to the President for Diversity & Instructor of Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he leads the Kingdom Diversity Initiative. Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, Walter’s passion is to equip people to flourish in their context from a deep commitment to God’s design.

Prof. Strickland’s interests include contextual and systematic theology, African American religious history, multicultural studies, education theory, and theology of work.

Along with being a diversity consultant, frequent conference speaker, and itinerant preacher, Walter contributes to Canon & Culture as an associate Research Fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), Gospel Project, and the Biblical Recorder (the North Carolina Baptist state newspaper). Walter’s work has also appeared in Christianity Today, Baptist Press, World Magazine and his first book entitled Every Waking Hour: An Introduction to Work and Vocation for Christians was released in March of 2016.

Walter and his lovely wife Stephanie live in Wake Forest, NC and have a daughter named Hope who is waiting to meet them in glory, and a second daughter named Kendra, and a third named Kaiya.