Frederick J. Streets

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Pastoral Theology
Denomination: American Bapt/Progressive National Bapt

Frederick J. (Jerry) Streets served as the Yale University chaplain and senior pastor of the Church of Christ in Yale from 1992-2007 where he established a model of multi-faith campus ministry. In honor of Yale's tercentennial, Yale University Press published his (2005) Preaching in the New Millennium.  An adjunct associate professor of pastoral theology at Yale Divinity School since 1987, and a licensed clinical social worker, Professor Streets is the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor in Pastoral Counseling at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University in New York City. As senior pastor of the Mount Aery Baptist Church in Bridgeport, CT. from 1975-1992, he led the congregation in significant growth, building a new church edifice and developing many social outreach programs and ministries.  He is a member of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma through which he assists in the training of mental health professionals across disciplines, religions and cultures in providing mental health services to those throughout the world who have been traumatized by war and natural disasters. In 2008 Professor Streets was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pretoria in South Africa where he taught in the Department of Practical Theology and explored the intersection of religious, social welfare and medical institutional outreach services to those affected by, and infected with, HIV and AIDS. He returned to South Africa as a Fulbright Specialist in 2010 to assess the transition of the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa in becoming a multicultural and ethnic institution since the fall of apartheid. His larger involvements include membership on the boards of the Fund for Theological Education and the Iranian Human Rights Documentation Center and as a 2009-10 Fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation.  A native of Chicago, he has published numerous articles and book chapters, and he is the recipient of many awards.


"The sermon can be a source of religious instruction and aspect of pastoral caring for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS." (Verbum et Ecclesia, Vol 29(3) 2008


BA Ottawa (Kansas) University
MDiv. Yale University Divinity School
MSW and DSW, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University
DD, Ottawa (Kansas) University


Preaching in the New Millennium (2005) Yale University Press


Ministry and The Disinherited


-Religion and International Affairs
-Trauma, Pastoral Care and Pastoral Counseling
-Religion and Social Work