Urias Beverly

Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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 until 2018 served as Director of the Doctor of Ministry program. He also served as the Muslim Chaplaincy Program at Ecumenical Theological Seminary,  conducting Interfaith Spiritual Care (ISC). 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.

Publications

The Places You Go: Caring for Your Congregation Monday Through Saturday (2003)

Classes