Alvin Edwards

Pastor, Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church

The Rev. Dr. Alvin Edwards has been pastor of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1981. A graduate of Wheaton College, he earned an M.Div. from Virginia Union University and a doctorate from George Mason University.

Edwards is the founder of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. He has served on the Charlottesville City School Board and as the city’s mayor.

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Louisville Institute now accepting 2024 program applications

The Louisville Institute is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2024 grant and fellowship funding season.

Since 1990, LI has funded more than 2,700 grants and fellowships totaling $57.7 million to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices and movement. Their grantees and fellows include pastoral leaders, researchers, early career and seasoned scholars and many others in the United States and Canada whose work resonates with LI’s mission to bridge church and academy.

There are seven funding opportunities available for 2024.

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