Walter Strickland
Walter StricklandAssociate Vice President of Kingdom Diversity Initiatives & Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology
>Ph.D. University of Aberdeen
>Th.M. Southeastern Seminary
>M.Div Southeastern Seminary
>B.A. Cedarville University

Walter Strickland was born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, and his passion is for people from every culture to fully embody the gospel of Jesus Christ in their context. Walter and his lovely wife Stephanie live in Wake Forest, NC and have a daughter named Hope who is waiting to meet them in glory, and a two other daughters named Kendra and Kaiya.

Miguel Echevarria
Miguel EchevarriaDirector of Hispanic Leadership Development & Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek
>Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
>Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
>B.A. Bellarmine University

A Miami native born to Cuban parents, Miguel Echevarria grew up speaking Spanish as his first language. Miguel desires to use his gifts to equip Christians to make disciples of all nations. Miguel is married to Hollie, and together they have three beautiful girls.

Maliek Blade
Maliek BladeKingdom Diversity Coordinator
>M.A. Southeastern Seminary
>B.A. College at Southeastern

Maliek Blade was born in Southeast Washington, DC. With a heart for discipleship, he uses his time to serve as a resource to others from varying backgrounds. In 2012 he founded ATTAM922, a ministry dedicated to equipping for multi-ethnic ministry, which later became a partner of the Kingdom Diversity Initiative. He is often traveling to teach on the values of the initiative. You can hear him as a co-host of the Kingdom Diversity podcast which features voices of leaders from across the country. When not traveling, Maliek can be found at Vision Church in Raleigh, NC.

Phabienne Anderson
Phabienne AndersonOffice Manager for Kingdom Diversity Initiatives
>M.A. John Brown University
>B.A. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Phabienne Anderson was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in St. Louis, MO. She earned her BA in Journalism and Public Relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her passion for leadership development and ministry was cultivated during her studies at John Brown University and the Kanakuk Institute where she earned a M.A. in Youth and Family Ministry. Phabienne is married to Aaron, a pastor in Durham, NC, and they live in Durham with their three young children, Mathias, Parker and Brooke.

Jeremiah Branch
Jeremiah BranchKingdom Diversity Ambassador
>B.A. (Candidate) College at Southeastern

Jeremiah Branch has grown up living in multiple contexts, however he was bred by his birth place, Philadelphia, PA. Being the son of professor, preacher, and Christian rapper, William Branch (a.k.a. The Ambassador), has shaped Jeremiah’s desires for the gospel to be proclaimed within all contexts. Jeremiah is currently a sophomore in the College at Southeastern, studying for a degree in theology. He hopes to make it his life’s work to start a ministry that seeks to work alongside churches in urban areas and reach people with the gospel as well as meeting practical needs.