Reginald David Broadnax was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and received his early education there. He entered the ministry in 1977 through the John Wesley A.M.E.Zion Church there in the city. He was ordained a Deacon in 1978 and an Elder in 1982. He has pastored A.M.E. Zion Churches in Charlotte, NC; Little Rock, AR; Chicago, IL.; Woodruff, SC; and he currently is the pastor of the Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church in Durham, NC. He has also served as a Presiding Elder in the Arkansas Conference of the A.M.E. Zion Church.
He is a graduate of Livingstone College where he received his B.A. in Sociology and Hood Theological Seminary where he earned the M.Div. degree. He holds the S.T.M. (Master’s of Sacred Theology) degree from Chicago Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, Northwestern University. He previously served as the Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology at Hood Theological Seminary; and as a visiting professor at Hood Speaks Theological Seminary;Ndon Ebom, Uruan L.G.A., Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He is currently Chair of the Division of Religious and Ministry Studies and Professor of Religion at Clinton College.
He is a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He is also a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Center for Process Studies, the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches USA, and the Society for the Study of Black Religion. He was appointed to the Board of Scholars of the Journal of Interreligious Dialogue. He is the author of The Category of Freedom in the Thought of Charles Hartshorne (VDM Publishing House Ltd., 2009); and he has served as the editor of 2 publications: Prophecy and Expectation, and Liberation and Unity.
He has one son, David and a daughter Michah.
On April 5, 2022 Dr. Reginald Broadnax became the twelfth Editor of the A.M.E. Zion Quarterly Review.
THE A.M.E. ZION QUARTERLY REVIEW, established as the Church Quarterly in 1890, was first published as an independent journal. It was officially accepted by the Church Board of Publications of the A.M.E. Zion Church in 1892. It is a nonprofit religious journal destined to increase and diffuse matters pertinent to the Ministry and Laity of the Church.
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