The Rev. Dr. Ronald Peters

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA

The Board of Trustees of The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) called the Rev. Dr. Ronald Edward Peters as its eighth President. He assumed his new appointment September 1, 2010.

Dr. Peters was the Henry L. Hillman Associate Professor of Urban Ministry and the first Director of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's Metro-Urban Institute, an interdisciplinary program of religious leadership development for urban society.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Peters received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), the Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Hamilton, Massachusetts), and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Rev. Dr. Peters joined the Pittsburgh Seminary faculty after serving as founding pastor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Church (Presbyterian) in Springfield, Massachusetts for 14 years and New Covenant Presbyterian Church of Miami, Florida for 4 years. He is an internationally respected preacher, author, and advisor on social witness policy and urban theological education. 

Dr. Peters is married to Mary Smith Peters and they have two adult children.


Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Ronald Peters

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The Uriah Factor

Tuesday October 04, 2011
There is a character in the Bible who is often overlooked--a person of faith in God and integrity in every area of life: Uriah the Hittite.

Video by The Rev. Dr. Ronald Peters

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The Rev. Dr. Ronald Peters - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Friday February 03, 2012
Dr. Ronald Peters sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the work of his life, including interdenominational work in academy, renewal of faith in urban centers, and much more. Join us for this conversation of faith and hope, only on Day1.