Reverend Teddy R. Reeves is the Curatorial Museum Specialist of Religion in the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. At the museum, Teddy is responsible for assisting in collecting religious artifacts, research, public programs, and faith based outreach.
Teddy previously served as the Executive Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Jamaica, NY. In addition, he served as the founding Program Administrator for the Center for Black Church Studies at Princeton Seminary, as a high school English teacher at two prestigious independent schools and, as a Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Union Baptist Church in Trenton, N.J., and as a fundraising consultant for a large philanthropic firm.
Teddy earned his B.A. in English from Hampton University, Master of Divinity from Princeton Seminary, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Education Administration from Fordham University.
Teddy is a sought after public speaker, non-profit fundraising expert, fashion aficionado, and a recommitted vegan. Rev. Teddy is married to Briana Gibson Reeves, and they are displaced North Carolinians, by way of Brooklyn and Jamaica Queens, NY. They currently reside in the DMV area.