Many traditions. One Spirit.

Urias Beverly

Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Associate Professor of Pastoral
Care and Counseling
(313) 831-5200, ext. 216


​Indiana Central University

Butler University

Christian Theological Seminary

Christian Theological Seminary

Dr. Beverly began his preaching ministry at the early age of six as the son of a Baptist preacher in Indianapolis, Indiana. After serving in the US Army, he earned his BA, MA, and MDiv. and DMin degrees. Since his ordination as a Baptist minister at the age of 24, he has pastored several churches including: Riverside United Methodist, Stone of Hope Nondenominational Church, and Grand River American Baptist Church. Aside from parish ministry, he has had a career as in Pastoral Care and Counseling Serving; a Certified: Hospital Chaplain, Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, Pastoral Counselor, and a Marriage and Family Therapist and Social Worker. He is a past president of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and currently serves as Director of the Doctor of Ministry program and the Muslim Chaplaincy Program at Ecumenical Theological Seminary,  conducting Interfaith Spiritual Care (ISC). He is the author of The Places You Go: Caring for Your Congregation Monday Through Saturday.  

Dr. Beverly is married to the Dr. Billie Beverly and has five children, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He enjoys daily walking and many other sports, plays piano and organ, writes and sings songs, poetry, and plays.

Dr. Urias Beverly