Rev. Quincy James Rineheart, featured Great Preacher at the 2022 Proctor Institute, is a cisqueer, African American religious historian, Rustinian scholar, theologian, academic activist, and teacher. He is a Doctor of Philosophy Candidate at the Chicago Theological Seminary. He is writing a dissertation, “Recovering Bayard Rustin: The Black Quaker Spirituality of a Civil Rights Architect.” He specializes in African American historiography, Black Queer Theory, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Black Masculinity Studies.
Rev. Rineheart earned a Bachelor of Arts in Literature (cum laude) from Wilberforce University; a Master of Divinity in Ethics and Theology with a certificate in Black Church Studies from Emory University; and a Master of Sacred Theology in Theological Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary. His doctoral research on Bayard Rustin has afforded him the opportunity to present at Harvard University, Oxford Symposium on Religion at the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin of Oxford, Oxford, England, Morehouse College, Governors State University, McCormick Theological Seminary, Lutheran Theological Seminary, and the University of Memphis.
In addition to his academic and administrative responsibilities, Rev. Rineheart serves as a member of the Covenant Cooperation Partnership Advisory Board, Black Male Research Institute Internal Advisory Board, Advisor to ADODI at Morehouse College, Board of Directors of The RISE Schools in Atlanta, and served as a member of the Community Advisory Board at Emory University, and a member of the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus Board of Directors.
Currently, Rev. Rineheart serves as the Associate Campus Minister and Adjunct Professor of Africana Studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.