Kent Annan is author of Slow Kingdom Coming (May 2016), After Shock (2011) and of Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle (2009). He is co-director of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit focused on education in Haiti. He’s on the board of directors of Equitas Group, a philanthropic foundation focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia.
He’s a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Palm Beach Atlantic University (B.A.). He teaches adult education at his local church. He speaks regularly to groups around the country. He is married to Shelly, and they live in Florida with their daughter (2005) and son (2009).
After graduating from university, Kent worked for two years in Western Europe with refugees from the former Yugoslavia, Iran, Sierra Leone, and other countries. During his graduate studies at Princeton Seminary he spent three months studying in India. A few days after graduation, he moved to Albania and then Kosovo to work for six months with refugees there. Later he moved back to Princeton to work (and for love!). Then in 2003 he and his wife moved to Haiti for two and a half years. He has continued to work for Haiti since and travels there regularly from Florida.
In addition to his books, Kent’s writing has appeared in publications including Utne Reader, Subtropics, Geez, Adbusters, The Sun, Natural Bridge, Puerto Del Sol, Christianity Today, Sojourners, and Orion. He wrote a chapter for the book Global Perspectives on the Bible. He has been featured on national TV and radio shows.