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          Guest For TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29. 2009

             REVEREND CONRAD B. TILLIARD

 

        

  

                                  Senior Pastor

Nazarene Congregational United Church of Christ

                             Author: (Forthcoming)

     The Prodigal Son Imperative: In My Fathers House

                               www.conradtillard.com

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLMFbWrQzNY - REV. CONRAD B. TILLARD

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More about: REVEREND CONRAD B. TILLARD

 

Rev. Conrad B. Tillard, M.Div

Selected in 2005 and 2006 by Beliefnet.com as one of“The Most Influential Spiritual Black Leaders"in the United States, the Reverend Conrad B. Tillard is an important ecclesiastical voice growing in America. He has been a student activist, Minister and community activist for over 20 years. 
 

Today he serves as the Sr. Pastor of Nazarene Congregational Church a United Church of Christ Congregation (U.C.C.) in the Bedford Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York. One of the oldest African-American congregations in the city of New York,  Nazarene has a distinguished track record of service to the African-American community nationally. The Rev. Jesse R. Moorland, a former minister and trustee of the church donated his personal book collection to Howard University, the books helped to establish the world renown Moorland -Spingarn library at the University located in Washington D.C.


 

Grace Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, New York
 

The Reverend Conrad B. Tillard was born September 15, 1964 in St. Louis, MO.  He is a graduate of Francis L. Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C. and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, majoring in African American Studies.  He has pursued graduate studies at both the Harvard Divinity School and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Rev. Tillard completed his theological training, earning a Master of Divinity degree in systematic theology and Christian social ethics at The Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, at Columbia University, studying under the esteemed scholar Dr. James  H. Cone , the father of  Liberation Theology.

Reverend Tillard is a Baptist and Congregationalist(UCC) minister, licensed and ordained at historic Abyssinian Baptist Church of the City of New York.  He was trained and mentored in the Gospel ministry by  the Rev.Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, Pastor of Abyssinian.  He is affiliated with the United Missionary Baptist Association of New York, Empire Baptist Convention and the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., The American Baptist Churches USA and holds dual standing with the Metropolitan Association of the United Church of Christ New York Conference. Rev. Tillard is also a lifetime member of the NAACP, and active in the organizations  Brooklyn branch.

Recently he served as the Project Director, for New Yorkers for the Gulf Coast(NY4GC) an organization uniting leaders of the religious, business and entertainment sectors together to continue to provide support to victims of Hurricane Katrina, the organization is Chaired by Dr. Calvin O. Butts III.

He is the former  Interim Pastor of the 170 year old Eliot Congregational Church of Roxbury, located in inner -city Boston. Eliot Church is a vibrant United Church of Christ congregation, with expansive community service ministries.

            
 

Wynton Marsalis, Men's Day 2007 at Nazarene UCC
 


Rev. Tillard started his career as a student activist, working as a National Student Coordinator in the 1984 presidential campaign of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson.  In 1984 he joined the Nation of Islam and rose rapidly in that movement, he was appointed the National Youth Minister in 1989 and in 1991 he was installed as Presiding Minister of the organization’s legendary Mosque #7 in Harlem where he served for seven years.
 


 

City Hall NYC 1994
 

In 1998 he resigned from that movement and started down the road that would reunite him with the Body of Christ, he enrolled at the Harvard Divinity School.  It was a class at Harvard on the profound Baptist theologian, Howard Thurman that gave him new insight into Jesus, Christ, and his mission of universal brotherhood, reconciliation and love.  In 2001 he returned to the church of his youth and joined Abyssinian Baptist Church.

In 1998 he founded A Movement for CHHANGE, a youth organization credited with creating the thrust of hip-hop political activism.  He has been both a mediator of hip hop’s violent conflicts and spiritual mentor to troubled hip-hop personalities such as, Sean “P-Diddy” Combs and Jamal “SHYNE” Barrow.  He has been an outspoken critic of negativity in youth culture and the Hip-Hop industry.
 


 

Notorious Magazine 1999
 

Tillard has been featured nationally, in magazines and newspapers:  Savoy, Vibe, Source, Esquire, XXL, Essence and Ebony, as well as Time and Newsweek.  The New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times are merely a few national newspapers that he has appeared in.  Recently, he was featured in Essence Books, 50 of the Most Inspiring African-Americans, and in 1999, he was among leading African-American men in another of Essence Books entitled, Essence in Celebration of Our Brothers.

 


 

 

 

NAACP Dinner 2007
 

He has hosted “New York Roundtable” and “Sunday Night Live,” daily and weekly radio talk shows, respectively, in New York City, on the African-American owned Inner-City Broadcasting Corporation. Rev. Tillard is a regular guest host on the station's GBE's Express Yourself and Politics Plus programs.
 

In 2001 he co-wrote and hosted a one-hour television program, Culture Shock, for WPIX, Channel 11 in New York City.  The program, addressing the issue of negative imagery in the media in youth programming, won the 2001 National Council on Family Relations First Place Media Award and Platinum Best; in 2002 the program won the Show Award and the Aurora Award.

Reverend Tillard is currently working on his autobiography that will detail his ministry and spiritual journey through the African-American religious experience. The Prodigal Son Imperative: In My Fathers House will be published in 2009.
 


 

Rev. and Mrs. Conrad B. Tillard

A famliy man, he is married to his first lady, Tamecca Tillard and they are the  proud parents of five beautiful, talented and gifted children: Amir, Najmah, Conrad Jr., Zuriel and Barack.

     
 
    BKNY 2008

The Reverend Conrad B. Tillard, the activist preacher is committed to a life and ministry that can best be summed up in the phrase unashamedly Black and unapologetically Christian.

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                                     Tuesday September 29, 2009

                                 10:30 - 11:30 AM  / (NYC Time)

                 Channel 34 of the Time/Warner & Channel 83 of the RCN 
                       Cable Television Systems in Manhattan, New York.

The Program can now be viewed on the internet at time of cable casting at

                                              www.mnn.org

                  NOTE: You must adjust viewing to reflect NYC time

                                          & click on channel 34 at site

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