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Gerald Dew

Director, South Side Center for Urban Leadership; Affiliate Professor of Leadership


Master of Arts in Christian Community Development Master of Arts in Urban Leadership


Gerald M. Dew (MDiv, DMin, Northern Seminary) is the Pastor of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. He is married to the lovely Marva Dew and is the father of Rev. Samuel and Eboni Dew. Pastor Dew serves his congregation as a prolific preacher, visionary teacher, and fearless leader. He is a strong believer in the power of God’s word and God’s people. Pastor Dew’s commitment to his calling is evident through his educational pursuits as well as his desire to mentor and lead other pastors, ministers, and lay servants in effective ministry. In 2012, Pastor Dew instituted the Forward Momentum in Ministry Ministers Workshop designed to educate and empower religious leaders from across the state. In addition, he serves as:

  • Director of Southside Center for Urban Leadership, Northern Seminary
  • Director of Masters of Arts In Urban Leadership Degree Program, Northern Seminary
  • Doctoral Thesis Supervisor, Northern Seminary
  • Affiliate Professor, Northern Seminary
  • Vice President At Large, National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
  • Leader of Ministers Conference, Illinois Missionary Baptist State Convention (former Convention President)
  • Dean of Pastoral Development, North Woodriver District Association
  • Dean of Vision Conference/National Baptist Congress

Areas of Expertise

  • Crisis Management
  • Leadership
  • Preaching
  • Discipleship
  • Ministry
  • Stewardship/Capital Fundraising


Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Northern Seminary 

MA in Theology, Houston Graduate School of Theology

BA in Sociology, Texas Southern University


Books & Resources

  • A Pilot Project For A Future Informed Leadership Development Process at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
  • Jigsaw Puzzle Leadership