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Kevin W Cosby, Ph.D.

President Simmons College of Kentucky

Pastor, Saint Stephens Baptist Church

Louisville, KY

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Reverend Dr. Kevin W. Cosby earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and a Ph.D. from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH.  He has held administrative and teaching assignments at Kentucky State University, the University of Louisville, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the United Theological Seminary. He now serves as the 13th president of Simmons College of Kentucky. Cosby has authored four highly acclaimed books. Additionally, he has been a contributing writer to a number of books, journals, and periodicals.​


Dr. Kevin W. Cosby is one of the nation’s most influential leaders. He was inducted into the Gallery of Great Black Kentuckians at the Kentucky State Capitol (2015). At the request of Muhammad Ali, he served as one of the eulogists at his Funeral (2016); and he was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College (2017). Dr. Cosby released a new book in the Spring of 2021 entitled: Getting to the Promised Land: Black America and the Unfinished Work of The Civil Rights Movement. The book is a Biblical commentary on the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) and is published by Westminster John Knox Press.

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