Van B. Gayton, D. Min 4411 Hanover Park Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224 email@example.com
Dr. Van Gayton has over 40 years of experience as a professor, pastor, and conference speaker, teaching and training students and leaders all over the world. With a desire to educate and be educated, Dr. Gayton holds a number of Master and Doctorate degrees in Theology, most recently receiving a Doctor of Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary. He has taught subjects such as Philosophy of Religion at Jamestown Community College, The African American Religious Experience at the University at Buffalo. Van taught the Bible and Race at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary as well he taught Theology to high school students as their teacher and principal. He is presently on the board of advisors for Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, in Jacksonville, Florida. Van is a member of the Alliance for Black Pentecostal Scholarship. Bishop Gayton is a member of the Society of Pentecostal Studies.
Currently, Dr. Gayton is the academic dean at the William’s Bible Institute and Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida. He hosts a weekly television show called Power Principles on Impact Network and weekly Christian radio shows in Jacksonville and Lake City Florida.
Bishop Van Gayton was raised and ordained in the Church of God In Christ and is also an consecrates Bishop in the Evangelical Episcopal Church in 1996.
Dr. Gayton has traveled extensively including Africa, Europe, Central America and South America, speaking and teaching in leadership seminars for clergy. He traveled to Turkey with a Muslim delegation to participate in dialogue for understanding between the Muslim and Christian religions. He has worked with Third Millennium, an organization which provides “a seminary in a box” for pastors and church leaders in countries that lack sufficient training resources. Dr. Gayton has lectured at several universities and churches for Black History Month including Harvard Divinity School, Niagara University, University at Buffalo, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Religion and Public Policy in Washington D.C., a think tank that was nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is also a member of the Alliance for Black Pentecostal Scholarship. He has written a book called “The Good news for Racism: From Liberation to Reconciliation”.( Amazon.com)
Van has been married to his high school sweetheart, Ellen, for 50 years and has a daughter, Tabetha, and granddaughter, Jasmine. When Van is not at school, he enjoys taking walks with Ellen, reading, exercising.