Teaching Pastor
Dr. Andrew Draper

Rev. Dr. Andrew T. Draper is the founding 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.

El Rev. Dr. Andrew T. Draper es el pastor fundador de la iglesia Urban Light Community Church. Comprometido al ministerio de reconciliación, justicia, y desarrollo comunitario. El Dr. Draper está activamente involucrado en predicar, enseñar, discipulado, educación, y advocar por la comunidad. Él es reconocido por sus charlas y presentaciones de conferencia y ha escrito varios libros y artículos sobre temas como la raza, discapacidades y la iglesia. El Dr. Draper tiene un doctorado en teología ética de la Universidad de Aberdeen y un Master de Divinidad de Seminario Teológico Winebrenner. Ha servido como el presidente de la junta fundadora de Urban Light Community Development Corporation y como profesor de teológica y director del grupo de estudiante de honores de la Universidad de Taylor. El Dr. Draper actualmente sirve como un oficial del Collective Coalition of Concerned Clergy, como miembro del consejo nacional administrativo de las Iglesias de Dios, y como presidente del comité, Muncie Human Rights Civilian Review Committee. Está casado con Leslie Draper, la fundadora y presidenta ejecutiva de Inspire Academy, una