Calvin H. Sydnor, III, D. Min. is the Director of the online Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in Religious Studies at Hampton University and serves as Assistant Professor of Ethics and Religion.
He received his Doctor of Ministry degree at Lexington Theological Seminary and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.
Dr. Sydnor served as a United States Army Chaplain for twenty-eight years and provided pastoral care in support of soldiers and their families.
was awarded numerous military honors and decorations, including the Legion
of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.
He served in numerous locations in the United States, in Germany and was the Command Chaplain for the VII (U.S.) Corps and was assigned to that unit during deployment to Southwest Asia for Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990.
During his last military assignment, Dr. Sydnor served as the Command Chaplain for United States Army Training and Doctrine Command where he provided pastoral leadership and technical supervision to the senior chaplains at the seventeen military installations located throughout the United States.
He is an experienced trainer of clergy in pastoral leadership, biblical theology, administration and organizational effectiveness.
Prior to entering the United States Army, he served as the Dean of the Joint Pastors' Institute at Lane College providing theological education for ministers in the African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal Zion and Christian Methodist Episcopal Churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Arkansas.
He is the author of the booklet; "Some thoughts on being an Effective Chaplain" published by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and "Understanding Islam" an individual study project, which is used as a supplemental text for Islam and World Religion classes at Hampton University.
has published many articles in denominational periodicals and conducts marriage, values clarification, and ministers' retreats.
Dr. Sydnor serves on the Board of Trustees at Lexington Theological Seminary