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Rev. Dr. Kevin Ogilvie



  • AB* (Religion), Davidson College, Davidson, NC
  • MDiv, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
  • Resident Fellow, Harvard Divinity School
  • PhD, School of Religion and Theology, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Mission Work

Missionary to Madagascar, under the call of the Division for Global Mission, ELCA, 1991-1994, and 1996-2005. Served as:

  • Mission Administrator, Antananarivo, Madagascar 1999-2005
  • Director of Seminary and Instructor of Homiletics and Church History, Regional Lutheran Theological Seminary, Bezaha, Madagascar, 1996-2000
  • Secretary for Evangelism, Boeny Mahajanga Synod, Malagasy Lutheran Church, 1991-1994


  • "The Conquest of the Spoken Word." The Fifhazana: Madagascar's Indigenous Movement. Ed. Cynthia Holder Rich. Amherst, NT: Cambria P, 2008. Chapter 7
  • "Preaching helps" (exegeses) in Currents in Theology and Mission (August 2010, Vol 37, No 4): 345-47, 351-53, 357-60.

Parish Ministry

  • Intentional Interim Pastor, St. Michael’s Lutheran, Camillus, NY, 1995
  • Pastor, St. John’s Lutheran, Victor, NY, 1987-1990
  • Pastor, Gloria Dei Lutheran, Lakewood, NY, 1982-1987


  • Chevalier de l’ordre nationale malagache, 2004

Classes 2011-12

  • SL/PL 318  Preaching as Mission
  • P L 346 Pastoral Integration (K. Ogilvie)

*Artium Baccalaureus, Latin for "Bachelor of Arts"