Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders is the 2019 SCU Commencement Speaker


cjsheadshot2016.jpgBethany, OK – Southwestern Christian University today announced Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders, pastor and professor in Washington D.C., as its 2019 Commencement speaker at Victory Church on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00 am. 

Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders is Senior Pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C. and Professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity. She has published more than 100 articles, sermons and several books, including: Ministry at the Margins; Saints in Exile; Empowerment Ethics for a Liberated People; and an edited volume, Living the Intersection. Her current research analyzes the impact of gentrification on black urban congregations. She has lectured at universities, colleges, seminaries and institutes throughout the U.S., and is in constant demand as a guest preacher at churches and conferences. Dr. Sanders is a graduate of the Sidwell Friends School, Swarthmore College (B.A. in Mathematics) and Harvard Divinity School (M.Div., cum laude and Th.D. in Applied Theology). She is the recipient of honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from Asbury University and Anderson University. Her civic leadership roles include chairing the Washington, D.C. Mayor's Interfaith Council from 2002 to 2004. She recently completed a four-year term as Vice-Chair of the General Assembly and the Ministries Council of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). She is married to Dr. Alan Carswell, and is the mother of two adult children, Allison and Garrett.

The commencement celebration for SCU’s 69th graduating class will be live streamed at https://livestream.com/victory/events/5285051.