Susan S. Baker, PhD
Visiting Professor of Urban Missiology and Culture



Globalization and Its Effects on Urban Ministry in the 21st Century (Wm. Carey Library, 2009)

Understanding Mainland Puerto Rican Poverty
(Temple Univ Pr, 2002)

Contributed to The Urban Face of Missions: Ministering the Gospel in a Diverse and Changing World - co-edited with Manny Ortiz
(P & R Publishing, 2002)

Associate Editor of the Journal of Urban Mission


Susan Baker has taught at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, City Seminary of New York, the Center for Urban Studies, and Westminster Theological Seminary where she combined teaching with administrative responsibilities for seventeen years before joining Biblical Seminary.

In addition to teaching, Susan is the ministry coordinator of Spirit and Truth Fellowship church and co-director of the CRC Philadelphia Church Planting Initiative being involved in the training of pastors and other leaders for seven church plants emerging from Spirit and Truth. She has also served as an administrator of a Christian elementary school in Chicago, Humboldt Community Christian School.

Susan became involved in urban ministry in Chicago while a student at Wheaton College. She moved into Chicago upon graduation and has lived in the urban centers of Chicago and Philadelphia for the past 45 years. She is married to Randy and they have four children and six grandchildren.


BA, Wheaton College
MA, Temple University
PhD, Temple University


Research, Education, Church planting, Church administration



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