Dr. Walter Strickland serves as Associate VP for Kingdom Diversity Initiatives & Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he leads the Kingdom Diversity Initiative. In addition, he is the immediate past 1st Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention. 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.
Dr. Strickland’s research 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 in an associate Research Fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), his work has appeared in Christianity Today, Baptist Press, and World Magazine. Find Dr. Strickland’s contributions to books, coauthored book and published Bible study curriculum under the “books” tab on the homepage.
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, two daughters named Kendra and Kaiya, and a son Walter III.
- Ph.D. University of Aberdeen
- Th.M. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- B. A. Cedarville University