Dr. Howard Earle, Jr.



Dr. Earle serves as Senior Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctorate of Ministry.

“The opportunity to develop an institution like the NIA Centre was compelling to me.  I felt that this region really needed a world-class, African American institution that would create space for engagement and dynamic conversation that would stimulate innovation and growth. I envision a center that provides a catalyst for conversations that create systemic changes in the Midwest. The paradigm shifts fostered from our work would become models to be replicated in other parts of the country.”

Dr. Earle finds inspiration in the words of Jesus Christ, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Steve Jobs. He enjoys movies, mountain biking, my family, and learning the guitar.