Prophetic Activist: Portfolio for Dr. D. Anthony Everett

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D. Anthony Everett, BS ORM, MDiv, DMin

Ordained Elder, The United Methodist Church

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Reverend Dr. D. Anthony Everett is the pastor of Church In The CircleLinks to an external site. in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is also the President/CEO of The Centre for Prophetic Activism Inc., a faith-based 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization focused on social justice.   As an advocate, preacher, pastor, and activist, Everett has a passion for human rights, issues of social justice, and the intersectionality of those struggles.  Everett's preferred gender pronouns are "he," "him," and "his."

Everett served as associate director for New Church and Congregational Development with the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church working with African American congregations and ministries across the commonwealth.  From 2010, Everett taught as an adjunct lecturer at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky in the Liberal Studies Department.  In 2011, he founded and became the lead Christian social activist for Nia Community of Faith, a new church plant In Lexington, Kentucky. 

As a public servant, Everett served as Vice-Chair of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.  Among other social justice initiatives, he advocated for sentencing and criminal justice reform legislation locally and nationwide, for the human rights of oppressed and marginalized communities, and for the Takeback Cheapside Movement which successfully removed two Confederate statues from public property in Lexington, Kentucky.  Everett has made numerous presentations before church, civic, and collegiate bodies on topics of interest ranging from mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, civil and human rights, LGBTQAI+ discrimination, and Black Lives Matter. 

Dr. Everett earned a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with honors from Paul Quinn College and a Master of Divinity degree with Urban Ministry Certification from  Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.  He earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary as a Prophetic Preaching and Praxis Walker/Cummings Fellow.  Dr. Everett curated and leads the doctoral cohort at the seminary entitled, “Prophetic Activism - From the Cross to the Community.”

Born in Washington, D.C., Everett is married to Dr. Angelique Clay Everett, an associate professor at the University of Kentucky School of Music.  They are an empty nest blended family with four adult children and one grandchild.


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