Dr. Kelvin Kelley
Dr. Kelvin J. Kelley, associate professor of theology and coordinator
of HSU student diversity programs, is a graduate of Angelo State University in
San Angelo, Texas, where he earned the Bachelor of Business Administration
degree. He continued his graduate studies at HSU, receiving the Master of
Divinity and Master of Arts in Family Ministry degrees. He completed his
graduate studies at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, receiving
the Doctor of Ministry in spiritual formation.
Prior to his appointment at HSU, Kelley founded the
nonprofit organization First A Chance Eventually Success (F.A.C.E.S.
Ministries, Inc.), a mentoring initiative designed to bridge the gap for
underachieving young men at the high school and collegiate level. Prior to this
endeavor, Kelley served as
congregational pastor at the Mount Zion Baptist Church Abilene for seven years,
and the Mount Zion Baptist Church Brownwood for over six years.
His community involvement experience has included serving as
liaison for student development in the social and educational sectors. As a
result of these passions, he served as a founder member of the Abilene P-16
Council, a state initiative for student achievement; community advisor for
Abilene Independent School District’s Closing the Gaps Initiative, an emphasis
on minority student achievement; Pastors Advisory Council for Big Country
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a sports-oriented endeavor to influence
character development in students; Clergy Council for Big Country Emmaus,
serving in the development and formation of spiritual retreats; and team advocate
for the Abilene Cooper High School varsity football team. He is a member of the
Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education.
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Angelo State University
- Master of Divinity, Hardin-Simmons University
- Master of Arts in Family Ministry, Hardin-Simmons University
- Doctor of Ministry, Spiritual Formation, Abilene Christian University