Over the last several years, I have been running a RTS Charlotte alumni series called “Where Are They Now?” (see the complete series here). Since this is the time of year for alumni reunions at the various denominational gatherings, I thought I would add the latest installment.
This post highlights one of our best and brightest, alumnus Alex Shipman (class of 2008). In addition to his pastoral duties, Alex leads the African American Presbyterian Fellowship (AAPF) for the PCA. As described in one of their newsletters, the mission of the AAPF is “to work within the denomination to expand African Americans’ presence, involvement and leadership.”
- What are you currently doing?
I’m senior pastor of The Village Church in Huntsville, AL and I also lead the African American Presbyterian Fellowship (AAPF).
- Why did you originally come to RTS?
I came because it’s the Right Theological Seminary. Ok, I’m being serious! I visited RTS during summer of 2003 at the urging of my wife whom I was dating at the time. I decided to attend RTS for two reasons. First, Dr. Rod Culbertson made me feel welcome during my campus visit. Second, I was able to get ministry experience in a local church while attending RTS.