Social Justice Expert Rev. Dr. Larry D. Covin, Jr. of Atlanta is the Senior Pastor at Trinity. Dr. Covin is also the Director of Continuing Education at the Lancaster Theological Seminary.
Author, teacher, and an in-demand consultant in the areas of ethics, social justice, nonviolence training, and prison reform, he earned a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree from Lancaster Seminary in 2012 with a thesis on corrections and prison reform ethics using the framework of political philosopher John Rawls. He graduated in 1991 from The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, where he received a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree in Christian Education. His undergraduate education was at Albany State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Dr.Covin is an ordained minister in both the Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ. At Lancaster Seminary, he directs continuing education programs including guest lectureships, Summer Academy, Pathways, and the Safe Church and Healthy Congregations initiative. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Baltimore and Howard County Community College in Maryland. He is author of “Homelessness, Poverty and Incarceration: The Criminalization of Despair” in The Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, University of North Carolina. A native of Neptune, NJ, Dr. Covin is the son of Larry D. Covin, Sr., of Asbury Park, NJ, and Isabelle Covin-Baker of Dallas, TX. Dr. Covin and his wife, Gloria Freeman-Covin, live in the Lancaster area.