Gregory Brad Cutler was born and raised in a serene rural area of eastern North Carolina and therefore has a natural affinity for peaceful surroundings. However, his educational training and professional careers have equipped him with the skills to thrive in a cosmopolitan setting. He received his Bachelor’s in Computer Systems from Howard University in Washington, DC and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. His professional career in higher education spans over 30 years and has included teaching and presenting at colleges and universities in NC, MD, GA, FL, NY, and TX. His most prestigious tenure as an educator has been at Howard University in Washington, DC. His professional career also includes serving as a contractor for NASA, the country’s premiere aerospace institute.
Cutler is a talented writer with six (6) books to his credit – including his newest release “WHEN I AM OVERWHELMED” – and has served as co-author and/or editor for a number of publications. His acumen as a gifted orator endears him to an audience of 1 to 1000 and those who range in age from 1 to 100. He has received a number of awards for his motivational speaking but says that the most coveted award bears the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the founder and administrator of The G.B. Cutler Academic Scholarship, which is awarded to a minority student who exemplifies service, leadership, and academic excellence.
His “faith walk” began at the age of 13, and since that time he has amassed an indescribable appreciation for God’s grace and a genuine love for all people. “Every now and then,” he says, “we undergo an experience that shifts our understanding of who we are and our divine understanding of what grace and mercy are all about.” His family and early church roots extend deep into the Baptist, AMEZ, and Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) organizations. He has been involved in some form of music ministry for approximately 40 years. He sang with a Grammy-nominated and Stellar Award winning choir, and he served as the founder and director of a community choir based in eastern NC. His involvement in music ministry afforded him momentous opportunities such as doing background with LaShun Pace and Aretha Franklin.
In 2007 Cutler was licensed as a minister, and in 2009 he was ordained as an elder. He currently serves as the Dean of Christian Education and Associate Pastor and teaches new emerging ministers in the Ministry Leadership Training Program. He helps coordinate the School of Leadership and Development for church leaders, and he is an active member of the Ministerial Staff and an avid teacher of the adult Sunday School class.
In his spare time, he enjoys theatre, modern dance, singing, reading, writing, swimming, playing tennis, bike riding, traveling, dining, listening to music, speaking to youth groups, researching family history, and spending time with family and friends. Cutler, who admits that life can sometimes be challenging, has developed a mantra that says no matter how difficult life may become and no matter what it presents, “I’m determined to see God’s hand in it.”