The Academy of Preachers is an 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 Ernest Brooks, Dwight A. Moody, Conway Stone, Amos Jones, Darlene Hutto, Roy Craft, and Tory Baucum.
The Academy was 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.
A team of six staff oversees the daily operations and execution of programs for the Academy of Preachers; they are supported and advised by various contractors and consultants.