Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lee Samuel
Chairman, People For the American Way Foundation’s African American Ministers Leadership Council

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lee Samuel graduated in 1978 from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in American History. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from the Candler School of Theology of Emory University and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary. Dr. Samuel was licensed as a Minister of the Gospel on his 23rd birthday, August 5, 1979, at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, under the pastorate of the Reverend Dr. Joseph L. Roberts, Jr., and Pastor Emeritus, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. In 1987, he organized the Victory for the World Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Dr. Samuel has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Clark Atlanta University. He currently serves as chair of People For the American Way Foundation’s African American Ministers Leadership Council.