F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

James C. Logan Chair in Evangelism (an E. Stanley Jones Professorship) and Professor of Urban Ministry & Managing Director for The Institute of Community Engagement

The Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr. is an ordained elder in the Missouri Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Powe is committed to helping urban congregations and congregations in transitional areas to flourish through community partnering. His research interest are church revitalization, urban theology and Methodist theology. 

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Representative Courses:

  • Urban Fellows Seminar
  • Evangelism in Contemporary Church and World
  • Practical Theology of Urban Ministry
  • Congregational Outreach and Growth
  • Urban Transformation
  • Evangelism in the Wesleyan-Methodist Tradition  



Ph.D.   Emory University, Systematic Theology, Atlanta, Georgia

M.DIV.  Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Summa Cum Laude

B.A.   Ohio Wesleyan University, Economic-Management, Delaware, Ohio, Magna Cum Laude



Not Safe for Church: The Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations, co-authored with Jasmine Rose Smothers (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2015)

Religio-Political Narratives in America: From Martin Luther King, Jr. through Jeremiah Wright, co-authored with Johnny Hill and Angela Sims (Palgrave, 2014)

New Wine, New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2012)

Just-us or Justice: Moving Toward a Pan-Methodist Theology (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009)

Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith, co-authored with Henry H. Knight, III (Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2006

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