Walter R. Strickland II

Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology


Dr. Strickland was born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, his passion is to equip people to flourish in their context from a deep commitment to God’s design.  His interests include systematic and contextual theology, the African American theological tradition, education theory, and theology of work.

Along with being a diversity consultant, frequent conference speaker, and itinerant preacher, Dr. Strickland is an associate Research Fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and his work has appeared in The Gospel Project, Canon and Culture (of the ERLC), the Gospel Coalition, the Biblical Recorder, Christianity Today, Baptist Press, and World Magazine among other media outlets.  He has contributed to, edited, and authored multiple books in his areas of research interest.

Walter and his lovely wife Stephanie live in Wake Forest, NC. They have one daughter named Hope who is waiting to meet them in glory, and three children in the home: Kendra, Kaiya, and Walter III.


BA, Cedarville University
MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
ThM, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Aberdeen (Scotland)

Books by Dr. Strickland

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Removing the Stain of Racism

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For God So Loved the World

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Every Waking Hour

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