Preaching with Power: Rev. Dr. Raquel S. Lettsome

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Both Campuses

March 7, 2023 11:45AM EST

Gettysburg Campus

March 7, 2023 11:45AM EST
March 7, 2023 11:45AM EST

March 7, 2023 11:45AM EST

Preaching with Power 2023
March 7 at 11:45AM EST in person and on YouTube

Rev. Dr. Raquel S. Lettsome
Benbow Hall in the Brossman Center at ULS
7301 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19119

The Rev. Raquel S. Lettsome, Ph.D. is the Founder & President of RS Ministries (, a 501(c)3 organization, where she works with faith leaders and lay people to interpret Scripture more effectively for preaching, teaching, and living. Affectionately known as "Rev. Raquel," the Reverend Raquel S. Lettsome, Ph.D. is committed to excellence and loves to help people move forward in their lives and ministries. Her ministry flows from a faith commitment that values scholarship, integrity, and authenticity. With more than two decades of congregational ministry experience and extensive biblical and theological training,

Dr. Lettsome knows how to integrate the highest levels of academic biblical scholarship, life giving ministry practices, and the discernment of the Holy Spirit to equip and empower believers.

Dr. Lettsome is nationally recognized for informing and inspiring congregants and classes through her preaching, teaching, writing, and online course and webinar experiences. She is a sought-after preacher whose distinctions include the Distinguished Preachers Series (Riverside Church, NY), and the George A. Crawley Women in Ministry Preacher (Hampton University Ministers’ Conference); national conferences including the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, the Festival of Homiletics, and The Craft of Preaching; and academic institutions including Yale and Duke Universities.

Dr. Lettsome is currently the Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the New Testament at Eden Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO) and has been an invited lecturer and instructor for classes at Princeton Theological, Payne Theological, United Lutheran seminaries as well as national conferences, and denominational meetings. She is also a published author in the fields of homiletics, biblical studies, womanist biblical interpretation and theology, and Christian spirituality. Her latest publication, Breakthrough You! 30 Daily Devotions to Move You Forward, was a #1 New Release in Religion & Spirituality Short Reads on Dr. Lettsome is also an in-demand preaching coach and ministry consultant who uses her gifts and experience to help pastors develop their ministerial staffs, coordinate their ministry operations, and train Christian education leaders.

Raquel Lettsome holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (Yale University), a Master of Divinity (Princeton Theological Seminary) and is the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary (2005).

She shares her life with her husband, the Rev. Lydell C. Lettsome, M.D., and their 2 children, Tiffany and Luke. She and her family are active members of the Rockland Orange Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated