About Chaplain Threatt

Reverend Louis Threatt was born in Sacramento, Ca. and later was
raised in Atlanta, Ga. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
After serving his country, he attended North Carolina Central University
and received a Bachelors in Physics with a minor in Mathematics.
Rev. Threatt went on to Duke University where he received his Masters
of Divinity degree and was among the first group to receive the Prison
Studies certificate offered at Duke Divinity School. Currently, he is
pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree at Drew University on Pastoral
Care and Incarceration.

Rev. Threatt, is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples
of Christ), and has served as a Senior Pastor, Executive Director, High School Science and
Math Teacher, GED Instructor (Durham County Jail), a Chaplain Intern
in the Federal Prison, and at a Youth Detention Center. Rev. Threatt has
also served as a Chaplain in Wake Med Hospital. Other work experience
includes working as an Aircraft Electrician, Graphic designer, Nuclear
Physicist, Biomedical Technician and a Counselor/Mentor for Inner-City
youth.

He currently serves as the Director of Project TURN, which creates
academic training and spiritual development for all participants,
including juveniles in the state and federal prisons. He also works at
Duke Divinity, teaching and assisting with the Prison Studies certificate
helping students think theologically about prison ministry and
Restorative Justice. In addition, he serves on the board of Repairers of
the Breach, and on the Commission on Ministry for the Christian Church
(Disciple of Christ) in North Carolina.    

He resides in Durham, NC with his wife and daughter.  

Rev. Louis Threatt 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 Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
— Luke 4:18