The Academy of Preachers is a fresh initiative launched in 2009 that seeks to Identify, Network, Inspire and Support young people in their call to gospel preaching. Read more about mission below.
The organization is headquartered at Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, but functions in an independent, incorporated status, with our own federal tax-exempt certification, led by a Board of Directors. Our current Directors include John Williams, Dwight A. Moody, Conway Stone, Amos Jones, Darlene Hutto, Roy Craft, and Tory Baucum.
The Academy is endorsed and supported by 50 Founding Partners: those businesses, denominations, institutions, and organizations who affiliated with the Academy during its first 18 months of operation. Chief among these is the Lilly Endowment of Indianapolis, Ind. For a list of our Founding Partners, click here. For more about our history, click here.
Beginning in January of 2015, the Academy of Preachers invites interested people and organizations to join the AoP: as a Young Preacher ($25/year), Ministry Professional ($100/year), or iPartner (Institutional Partner) ($500). See the Membership page on this website for further details and a complete and up-to-date list of all AoP members.
A team of five staff oversees the daily operations and execution of programs for the Academy of Preachers; they are supported and advised by various contractors and consultants.