The Rev. Cody J. Sanders, Ph.D.

Cody Pastor, Old Cambridge Baptist Church
American Baptist Chaplain, Harvard University 
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At OCBC, Cody engages in a shared ministry with the staff and congregation, providing ministerial leadership in the areas of preaching and worship, pastoral care, Christian education and social justice enablement, organizational development, and community outreach. Cody and the congregation were drawn together by a mutually shared commitment to concerns of peace and justice, putting faith into action to cultivate redemptive communities that listen to and learn from people on the margins, and standing in solidarity with the most vulnerable against oppression, injustice, and violence.

In his capacity as American Baptist Chaplain to Harvard University, Cody works alongside 30+ multi-faith and secular chaplains to cultivate the religious, spiritual, and ethical life of the University, and serves the spiritual needs of American Baptist students on campus. 

Cody earned the Ph.D. in pastoral theology and pastoral counseling from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. His dissertation was titled, “Re-Visioning the Care of Souls: The Praxis of Pastoral Care in the Context of LGBTQ Suicide.” He earned the M.Div. from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia, the M.S. in community counseling from Mercer, and the B.A. in religious studies and psychology from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.  

Cody's books include,  

He has authored theological journal articles addressing the intersection of sexuality, justice, and Christian faith in journals such as Theology & Sexuality and Pastoral Psychology, as well as social science journals such as The Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling. His numerous public theological articles appear in The Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, Believe Out Loud, and Baptist News Global.

The Rev. Jean Chapman - Minister to the Homeless

Jean Chapman photoRev. Chapman was born and raised in upstate New York near Buffalo and moved to Boston in 1981. 

She received the Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, attended Boston University School of Social Work, and from 2003 until 2012, Rev. Chapman ministered to homeless persons as part of pastoral team of The Outdoor Church of Cambridge. She continues to serve as a liaison between OCBC and The Outdoor Church and provides coordination and leadership in the area of pastoral care to the congregation at OCBC.
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