Rev. Dr. Jamal-Dominique Hopkins is executive director of the non-profit think-tank, The Institute for Advanced African American Christian Thought, Inc. (IAAACT). Dr. Hopkins is also the founder and director of J.D. Institute, a public intellectual institute engaged in social and cultural thought from a biblical perspective. An international Bible scholar and the only known expert of African descent on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Dr. Hopkins has appeared, lectured, and presented research on various related topics for the following groups: the Church of God in Christ National Leadership Conference; the African Methodist Episcopal Church Annual Conference; the Western Baptist Convention; Princeton Theological Seminary; Boston University; Emory University’s Graduate School of Religion; and the W.E.B. Du Bois Society at Harvard University.
Dr. Hopkins was ordained a minister in the Church of God in Christ and is the author of numerous publications. Dr. Hopkins received his college education from Howard University (B.A.) and Fuller Theological Seminary (M.A.) before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester. A family man of faith, he currently lives in the Dallas, TX area. He is married to his lovely wife Karen Hopkins.