REV. DR. RENITA WEEMS
Rev. Dr. Renita Weems co-pastors the Ray of Hope Community Church with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee. A celebrated public speaker and biblical scholar, she is professor and lecturer to many institutions including American Baptist College, Spelman College, and the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She also writes on a diversity of topics and is a contributor on race and religion to the Huffington Post. She has authored many books including “Listening to God: A Minister’s Journey Through Silence and Doubt” and “Just a Sister Away.”
Weems holds a masters and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and was the 1999 recipient of the coveted Wilbur Award for Excellence in communicating spiritual values.
Ordained as an elder in the AME Church since 1984, this revered and heavily recruited preacher and public speaker continues to empower and transform lives – heavily focused on issues of faith, race and women in our global village. She is noted among leading scholars in theology and the womanist movement, and is a public intellectual whose scholarly insights on faith and the bible make her a well sought after commentator.