REV. DR. JACQUI LEWIS
Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis is Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church in New York City and is the first African American and first woman to serve in that position, which dates to 1628. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Drew University, she is the creator of the MSNBC online show Just Faith, and the PBS show Faith and Justice, in which she led important conversations about culture and current events. Dr. Lewis is an activist, preacher, and fierce advocate for racial equality, economic justice, and LGBTQIA+ equality. Her activism for these issues has been featured in media such as The Today Show, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Essence, and The Huffington Post. In addition Dr. Lewis is the author of several books including, The Power of Stories: A Guide for Leading Multi-racial, and Multi-cultural Congregations (2008), 10 Essential Strategies to Grow a Multiracial, Multicultural Congregation (2018), the children’s book, You Are So Wonderful! (2020) and Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the Word (2022).