Dr. Andrew Draper
Rev. Dr. Andrew T. Draper is the founding senior pastor of Urban Light Community Church. He is committed to a ministry of reconciliation, justice, and community development. Dr. Draper is actively involved in preaching, teaching, discipleship, education, and community advocacy. He is a sought after speaker and conference presenter and has authored numerous books and articles on race, disability, and the church. Dr. Draper holds a PhD in theological ethics from the University of Aberdeen and a Master of Divinity from Winebrenner Theological Seminary. He has served as the founding board president of the Urban Light Community Development Corporation and as theology faculty / director of the Honors Guild at Taylor University. Dr. Draper currently serves as an officer of the Collective Coalition of Concerned Clergy, as a member of the national administrative council of the Churches of God, and as chair of the Muncie Human Rights Civilian Review Committee. He is married to Leslie Draper, the founding executive director of Inspire Academy, an urban public charter school. They live in the South Central neighborhood of Muncie with their two sons, Aidan and Alister.