Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr. is director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, and is the James C. Logan Professor of Evangelism (an E. Stanley Jones Professorship) and Professor of Urban Ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Powe is an ordained Elder in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church who is committed to helping urban congregations and congregations in transitional areas flourish through community partnering. His research interests are church revitalization, urban theology, and Methodist theology. 

A published author, Powe will share his experiences in evangelism and reaching new people during his time with us at Annual Conference. His most-recent book, co-authored with Henry H. Knight, III, is titled Transforming Community: The Wesleyan Way to Missional Congregations. It followed Not Safe for Church: The Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations, co-authored with Jasmine Rose Smothers; Religio-Political Narratives in America: From Martin Luther King, Jr. through Jeremiah Wright, co-authored with Johnny Hill and Angela Sims; New Wine, New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations; Just-us or Justice: Moving Toward a Pan-Methodist Theology; and Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith, co-authored with Henry H. Knight, III.

Powe earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economic-Management from Ohio Wesleyan University; a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, Emory