Adrian Backus, J.D., M. Div.

Reverend Adrian Backus has more than thirty (30) years’ experience as an executive in educational and religious institutions, international assistance programs and industry.  Mr. Backus holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law, and Master’s of Divinity, from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as vice president at Princeton Theological Seminary for fifteen years from 1999-2013. During this time, he also served as Interim pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church, Montclair, New Jersey for two years with a focused ministry on congregational care and ministerial outreach. In addition, in 2013 and 2015, for the CME Church Ninth Episcopal District Mid-Winter Councils, he lectured and led workshops on estate planning and church giving. Mr. Backus served as Assistant Dean for the Rutgers University higher education prison degree granting program from 2014-2016. Adrian’s other experience includes positions at an information technology company and as a U.S. Department of State diplomatic escort officer and country representative for Africare.
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