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Meet the Chaplains

Rev. John Baldwin II

University Chaplain, Dean of Chaplaincy

Rev. John Baldwin is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. 

Rev. Baldwin earned his B.A. in English from Morehouse College and holds a M.Div. and Th.M. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  While attending Candler, he earned a certification in Black Church Studies.  

Rev. Baldwin has years of experience working in diverse sectors of higher education.  From his service with residence life to his tenure with the Candler School of Theology Course of Study Program, a program designed to train local preachers for ecclesial leadership, Rev. Baldwin has been a staunch advocate for developing students.  He has a proven track record for developing and maintaining college campus ministries.

Rev. Baldwin has been a licensed minister for fifteen years and holds licensures and ordination from two previous denominations.  Before employment with B-CU, Rev. Baldwin served as Regional Minister overseeing administrative duties and providing pastoral leadership to five churches in the North Eleuthera Region of The Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church.  During his tenure there, Rev. Baldwin taught religious knowledge in the local high schools, developed a mentoring program and aided in the establishment of the Zion Children’s Home, a community development center and a probation program.

Rev. Baldwin is currently a member of the Stewart Memorial UMC in Daytona Beach, Florida, and pastors the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Palatka, Florida. 

Rev. Kenya Lovell

University Chaplain, Director of Religious Life

Rev. Kenya M. Lovell is from Crescent City, Florida. She holds a B.S. from Howard University in Radiation Therapy. 

Rev. Lovell graduated from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology with a Masters of Divinity.  Her concentration was Religion and Race, and she earned two certificates in Black Church Studies and Baptist Church Studies.

Rev. Lovell has served as the Minister of the Central Eleuthera Region of The Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church for almost three years.  This assignment included "one church in five locations" and three community outreach ministries. Rev. Lovell is actively involved in the community as a mentor, counselor, orator, and teacher.  Rev. Lovell has a passion to help people live into their purpose and strives to be an impetus for positive change and the furthering of God's kingdom.

Currently, Rev. Lovell is an ordained elder in The United American Freewill Baptist Church and serves as the Director of Religious Life/University Chaplain at Bethune-Cookman University.

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