Dr. Edgar “Trey” Clark III, Assistant Professor

Trey Clark is an assistant professor of preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary. Over the last 18 years, he has served in diverse ministry contexts in Dallas, Chicago, and San Francisco. Most recently, he served in pastoral ministry for several years in Southern California. His research and teaching interests include the holistic formation of preachers, Black contemplative spirituality, the history of women preachers in the global South, and theologies and practices of proclamation outside the pulpit, especially as seen in the arts and social justice efforts.

As the recipient of the Parish Pulpit Fellowship, Trey has studied at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana in Costa Rica, and Ridley Hall, Cambridge in England. Additionally, he has been a visiting student in the Ph.D. program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric at Christian Theological Seminary. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Wheaton College and an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. As a Merlin Call Scholar, he completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Fuller with a concentration in preaching and worship.

Dr. Clark has several published and forthcoming peer-reviewed articles in journals, such as The International Journal of Homiletics, Witness, Worship, Liturgy, and the Black Theology Papers Project. He has also contributed to edited scholarly volumes, written numerous book reviews, and developed various practical resources for ministry leaders. Currently, he is nearing completion of a book tentatively titled Black Contemplative Preaching: Reclaiming a Hidden History of Prayer, Proclamation, and Prophetic Witness.

He lives in Southern California with his wife Dominique, an economic development consultant, and their daughter.