Rev. Dr. Andrew Draper

Adjunct Faculty, School of Theology and Christian Ministry

Andrew T. Draper (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is founding teaching pastor at Urban Light Community Church, a multicultural community committed to ministries of reconciliation, justice, and community development. He is the author of A Theology of Race and Place and Christian Mission and Poverty, co-author of Disabling Leadership, and has written numerous articles and book chapters on race, disability, and the church. He has served as visiting and adjunct faculty of theology at several institutions, including Anderson School of Theology and Winebrenner Theological Seminary, from which he earned his MDiv. Draper lives and ministers in an under-resourced postindustrial community in Muncie, Indiana with his wife Leslie, the founding executive director of Inspire Academy, and their two sons.