Walter R. Strickland II

Walter R. Strickland II

Walter R. Strickland II

Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology
Associate Vice President for Diversity

Discipline: Theology
Teaching Since: 2013
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. University of Aberdeen (Scotland)


Dr. Strickland was born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, his passion is to equip people to flourish in their context from a deep commitment to God’s design.  His interests include systematic and contextual theology, the African American theological tradition, education theory, and theology of work.

Along with being a diversity consultant, frequent conference speaker, and itinerant preacher, Dr. Strickland is an associate Research Fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and his work has appeared in The Gospel Project, Canon and Culture (of the ERLC), the Gospel Coalition, the Biblical Recorder, Christianity Today, Baptist Press, and World Magazine among other media outlets.  He has contributed to, edited, and authored multiple books in his areas of research interest. 

Walter and his lovely wife Stephanie live in Wake Forest, NC. They have one daughter named Hope who is waiting to meet them in glory, and three children in the home: Kendra, Kaiya, and Walter III.