The Rev. Prince Rivers is senior pastor of Union Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. Before that, he was senior pastor of United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for 12 years, and served previously at congregations in North Carolina and Virginia. He has been a participant in the Pastor-Theologian Program at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, and has served on the Board of Visitors of Duke Divinity School and Winston-Salem State University. He has a B.A. in psychology from Morehouse College and an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School.
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity grants Traditioned Innovation Awards to initiatives that engage in experiments to transform communities by living out the convictions of an ancient faith in the current challenging circumstances. The awardees inspire Christian leaders to consider our convictions and daily activities so that we may more abundantly bear witness to the reign of God.
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