Rev. Leroy Gilbert, Ph.D. Senior Pastor


Reverend Leroy Gilbert is a native of Albany, GA where he received his secondary education. After graduating from Monroe High School in 1965, he matriculated at American Baptist College, Nashville, TN where he earned a B.A. degree (Cum Laude) in 1969. While attending college, he was licensed and ordained for the Christian Ministry by the Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church, Nashville, TN. In 1969, Reverend Gilbert entered Howard University School of Religion, Washington, DC where he received a Master of Divinity degree. Immediately following graduation, he was commissioned a Chaplain in the United States Navy. In 1979, Reverend Gilbert attended Yale University Divinity School as a Naval Postgraduate Student and earned a Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) degree. He was awarded a M.A. degree and pursued doctoral studies in counseling psychology from the United States International University, San Diego, CA. He has completed all the course requirements for the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Reverend Gilbert earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA. He is presently the Senior Pastor, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Washington, DC. He retired from the Navy Chaplain Corps in July 2002. Among his assignments was the Chief of Chaplains for the United States Coast Guard.

Reverend Gilbert is a member of the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. and the American Baptist Churches. His pastorates include, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Manassas, VA; Co-Pastor, the Black Church at Yale, New Haven, CT; Senior Pastor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; Senior Pastor, United States Coast Guard Academy. Reverend Gilbert is married to the former Sharon Elizabeth Berry of Washington, DC. They are blessed with one lovely daughter, Jessica, and a precious granddaughter, Saraiya.

 
 
Rev. Patricia A. McCullum, M.Div. Assistant Pastor; Director of Christian Education
Rev. Artie L. Polk, D.Min. Executive Minister; Assistant Pastor for Men's Ministry;
Grief Recovery Ministry
Rev. Mary Tillman Associate Pastor for Outreach and Evangelism
Rev. Michael G. Johnson, BA Special Assistant to the Pastor;
Youth Minister
Rev. Rosalind A. Conley, MA Associate Pastor for Senior Adult Ministry;
Special Assistant to the Pastor
Rev. Michelle Cooper Associate Pastor for Young Adult Ministry
Deacon John Mills Chairman, Deacon Ministry
Trustee Mary A. Smith Chairperson, Trustee Ministry;
Superintendent, Sunday School
Sister Charlotte R. Holden Church Clerk
Sister Virgie McKay
Sister Tenita Thompson
Coordinators, Youth Ministry
Deacon Brian K. Steele Director, Technical Development Ministry
Sister Esther Mills, Ph.D Director, Healthcare Ministry
Deacon Julius R. Grant Church Treasurer
Trustee Gloria D. Downing Church & Pastor's Secretary
Deacon Michael Covington Church Financial Secretary
Sister Marcia B. Suber Church Historian
Sister Sharon B. Gilbert Chairperson, Music Ministry Team
Brother Sam Perryman Director, Chancel Choir
Brother Tony Hall Director, Voices of Praise
Brother Alvernon Jackson Director, Men's Chorus
Sister Cynthia L. Anderson Musician
Brother Harold E. Banks Musician