Patricia Anne Outlaw

Associate Professor of Divinity 
Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Formation

Phone: (205)726-2156
Divinity S218



B.A., M.A., Towson State University
M.A.Th., St. Mary’s Seminary and University
Ph.D., University of Maryland
D. Min., Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

Patricia Anne Outlaw
teaches pastoral counseling and spiritual formation. She was the first woman to graduate from Beeson Divinity School’s Doctor of Ministry Program (2002). She is the author of Soul Food for Hungry Hearts and has contributed a chapter to Giving Ourselves to Prayer: An Acts 6:4 Primer for Ministry. Her research interests include pastoral counseling, small-church development, and women’s issues. Before joining the faculty, Outlaw headed a private psychological counseling practice and worked with numerous hospitals and schools. Outlaw has taught at Towson State University, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, and Morgan State University. She is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal [A.M.E.] Church, and has served as a pastor and an associate minister in Baltimore  and Birmingham area churches. She is the pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church-Rising in Birmingham, Alabama.