Jay Augustine
Instructor, Special Programs

Jonathan C. Augustine (Jay Augustine) is a reconciliation scholar, author and professor. In addition to serving as a missional strategist with the Duke Center for Reconciliation and as a member of the consulting faculty at Duke Divinity School, Jay has written several books and scholarly articles. His current book is Called to Reconciliation: How the Church Can Model Justice, Diversity and Inclusion (Baker Academic, 2022) and his forthcoming work is When Prophets Preach: Leadership and the Politics of the Pulpit (Fortress Press, 2023). Jay's interdisciplinary perspectives on subjects including immigration, creation care, and voting rights also appear in numerous scholarly journals, including the Connecticut Public Interest Law Law Journa l, Loyola Law Review , and the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal

Jay earned a BA from Howard University, along with an active duty commission as a US Army infantry officer. Following his military service, Jay earned his JD from Tulane Law School and served as a law clerk to then-Associate Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson at the Louisiana Supreme Court. After accepting the call to ordained ministry, he earned his MDiv, from United Theological Seminary, and completed a fellowship at Princeton Theological Seminary before later earning his DMin at Duke University.     

Jay Augustine also proudly serves as the senior pastor of Durham's St. Joseph AME Church and as an elected member of his denomination's Judicial Council (Supreme Court).

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