Chaplain Threatt

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, " — Isaiah 61:1

About Chaplain Threatt

Rev. Dr. Louis Threatt was born in Sacramento, Ca. and was later raised in Atlanta, Ga. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Dr. Threatt has degrees in Physics, with a minor in Mathematics from NC Central University, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School with a focus on Prison Studies and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University where his dissertation addresses Pastoral Care and Incarceration and how to become a RE-Entry church.

Rev. Dr. Threatt currently serves as the Senior Chaplain at Orange Correctional Center and as the Executive Director of the Alamance Orange Prison Ministry. As well as, a Special programs Instructor at Duke Divinity School, teaching and assisting with the Prison Studies certificate helping students to think theologically about prison ministry and Restorative Justice. Dr. Threatt, is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and has served in several roles such as Senior Pastor, Campus Minister at NCCU, Executive Director, High School Science and Math Teacher, GED Instructor in Durham County Jail, a Chaplain in the Federal Prison, and a Chaplain at a youth detention center. Dr. Threatt has also served as a Chaplain in Wake Med Health and Hospitals. Other work experience includes working as an Aircraft Electrician, Graphic designer, Nuclear Physicist, Biomedical Technician and a Counselor/Mentor for Inner-City youth, Director of Project TURN, which creates academic training and spiritual development for all participants, including juveniles in the state and federal prisons.

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In addition, he serves on the board of Repairers of the Breach Inc., and on the Commission on Ministry for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina. He also serves a motivational speaker in the State and Federal prisons, High Schools, and Universities.

Rev. Dr. Louis Threatt resides in Durham, NC with his wife and daughter. He has a passion for communing with those on the margins, love for all youth and dedication to serving all God’s people.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,”

— Isaiah 61:1