Teddy Hickman-Maynard

Teddy Hickman-Maynard

Associate Dean for Ministry Studies
Lecturer on Ministry
Teddy Hickman-Maynard


  • BA, Harvard University
  • MDiv, Boston University
  • PhD, Boston University


Teddy Hickman-Maynard started at HDS as associate dean for ministry studies in August 2021. In this role, Hickman-Maynard oversees the School’s master of divinity program.

Hickman-Maynard has more than 20 years of ministry experience, serving in roles including senior pastor, youth pastor, minister to men, and minister of worship. Currently, he is an associate minister at Bethel AME Church in Lynn, Massachusetts, where his spouse, the Rev. Bernadette Hickman-Maynard, is the pastor.

Hickman-Maynard was associate dean for student and community life and Assistant Professor of Black Church Studies at Boston University School of Theology, where he taught courses on social justice, church renewal, and practices of ministry in the Black Church tradition. At BU, he also served as a co-investigator on two research projects: “Creative Callings,” which explores innovative ministries that assist individuals and communities in pursuing lives of meaning and purpose; and “Trauma-Responsive Congregations,” a project that seeks to bring the resources of trauma theology and trauma-response chaplaincy training to bear on congregational ministry in urban settings.

Contact Information

Divinity 222


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