Danjuma Gibson

Associate Professor of Pastoral Care


Phone: (616) 957-6025

Email: dgg085@calvinseminary.edu

Associate Professor of Pastoral Care

Dr. Danjuma Gibson joined Calvin Theological Seminary in 2014 as a lecturer in pastoral care.  Prior to joining Calvin, he was an adjunct professor at several other schools including DePaul University, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Loyola University, and North Park Theological Seminary.  Dr. Gibson is also a psychotherapist at the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago, and most recently retired as the senior pastor of a non-denominational church on the south side of Chicago for over 16 years.  His dissertation topic was a psychobiography of Frederick Douglass that investigated the formation of Douglass’ psychological and religious identity in the context of the American slavocracy.   In addition to emotional and psychological trauma, Dr. Gibson’s current research interests include understanding how various forms of black religious experience (and expression) intersect with psychoanalytic discourse in a way that is accretive to how we understand African American personhood, identity formation, and human flourishing.  Dr. Gibson earned his Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College, Master of Business Administration from DePaul University, Master of Arts in Urban Ministry and Master of Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Doctor of Philosophy from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.  He currently holds memberships in the American Academy of Religion, The Society of Pastoral Theology, and the Society for the Study of Black Religion.