Rev. Dr. Moses O. Biney

Associate Professor of Religion and Society & African Diaspora Studies and Director of Research, Mentoring for Thriving Ministry in the City

Non-NYTS Affiliation(s)/Position:

  • Senior Pastor, Bethel Presbyterian Reformed Church Inc. Brooklyn NY

Educational Background:

  • BA and Dip Ed University of Cape Coast
  • M.Phil. University of Ghana
  • Th.M. Princeton Theological Seminary
  • PhD Princeton Theological Seminary

Religious Affiliation:

  • Presbyterian Church of USA 

Moses O. Biney holds Th.M. and PhD degrees in Social Ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary and other degrees from Universities in Ghana. His research and teaching interests include, the lived religions and religious institutions of Africa and the African Diaspora, religion and transnationalism, religion and culture, urban ministry and congregational studies. Courses he teaches at NYTS include “Church and Community Analysis: Congregational Studies in the Urban Context”, “Interfaith Dialogue”, “Race, Ethnicity Religion in America”, “African Diaspora Spirituality”, and “Introduction to Sociology of Religion” and “Research Methods”.

Dr. Biney is the author of, From Africa to America: Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York (New York University Press, 2011) and several other essays on the religious practices and institutions of African immigrants in North America, transnational religious networks, urban religion and West African spirituality. His forthcoming co-edited book “World Christianity, Urbanization and Identity” is being published by Fortress Press. He is on the editorial board of the World Christianity Journal. 

He is also an ordained Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament with several years of pastoral experience. Currently, he serves as the Senior Pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Reformed Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. 


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  •       Wednesday: 4pm – 6pm and by appointment
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