Rev. Dr. C. Vernon Mason

Visiting Professor of Urban Ministry, African – American History and Religion & Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Educational Background

  • BA Morehouse College
  • MBA Indiana University
  • J D Columbia Law School
  • M.Div., D. Min. New York Theological Seminary

Religious Affiliation

  • American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York & United Missionary Baptist Association

Vernon Mason teaches Leadership and Mentoring at NYTS and directs the Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry Program. He has taught Theology and Urban Youth Ministry, The 20th Century Civil Rights Movement, Slavery and Reparations and Black Lives Matter. He was C.E.O. of Youth Turn, a collaboration of churches, criminal justice partners and service agencies that served youth ages 13-21: street youth, gang members and court adjudicated young people. Youth Turn employed graduates from NYTS’ MPS Program at SingSing. Dr. Mason received the excellence in ministry award for his D. Min. Project for making a significant contribution to the theory and practice of ministry. His research interests include Africa, African –American History, The Black Church, Racial Justice, Human Rights, Civil Rights, Gender Equality, LGBTQ, Youth, Children, Income Inequality,  Refugees,  Immigration, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Social Ethics, Applied Urban Economics, Democracy, Peace and Security,  Ending Poverty, Mass Incarceration, Health and  Food.

Dr. Mason is an Ordained Baptist Minister and a Deacon at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. 

Rev. Dr. C. Vernon Mason
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