Green The Church 

 National Virtual Summit
Green Lessons from Black Wall Street
Infrastructure, Agriculture, and Equity

...for the people had a mind to work - Nehemiah 4:6c

Sunday, October 10, 2021 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021









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GTC 2021 Summit Honorary Chair
Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley

Interfaith Power & Light Board Chair
Pastor Emeritus, Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta GA

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley is the godfather of the Black Church Environmental movement. He walked with Dr. King in the Civil Rights Movement, was ordained at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and is Pastor Emeritus of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta. Dr. Durley has worked with Jane Fonda and Rev. Sally Bingham speaking truth to power on environmental justice issues around the country and abroad. He currently serves as Board Chair for Interfaith Power & Light, one of the nation's largest environmental organizations for communities of faith.

GTC 2021 Summit Honoree
Mrs. Veronica Kyle

Statewide Outreach Director at Faith in Place, Adjunct Professor and Co-Founder of the EcoWomanist institute.

GTC Honors Sis. Veronica Kyle on the occasion of her retirement from Faith in Place, the Illinois Affiliate of Interfaith Power & Light, where she directs outreach statewide. She created the Green Team Coaching program, which empowers groups at houses of worship to provide cooperative leadership to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities. At GTC we believe that Green Teams will be central to a successful movement in the Black Church and we salute Sis. Kyle for her tireless efforts on behalf of the Black community.


Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, GTC Honorary Chair: Pastor Emeritus, Providence Missionary Baptist Church & Board Chair,  Interfaith Power & Light, Atlanta, GA

Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant, Senior Pastor, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA

Kathy Taylor, American Gospel Musician and Recording Artist

Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, President of Simmons College of Kentucky

Bishop Jerry W. Macklin, Senior Pastor, Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ, Hayward, CA

Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Thompson, Senior Pastor, Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland, CA

Rev. Matthew Williams, President, Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Atlanta GA

Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III, Senior Pastor, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Black Church Food Security Network Founder, Baltimore, MD

Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Founding Pastor, New Roots African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dorchester, MA

Rev. Michael Malcom, Founder and Executive Director of The People's Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power and Light, Birmingham, AL

Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith, Highland Park, N.J.

William Barber III, J.D.,  Co-Chair, Ecological Justice Committee, NC Poor People's Campaign, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Nnimo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Ugbowo, Benin City, Nigeria

Dr. Anthony Kinslow II, Founder and CEO, Gemini Energy Solutions, San Mateo, CA

Jacqui Patterson, Founder and Executive Director, The Chisholm Legacy Project

Rev. Earl Koteen, Board Member, Ecological Justice Minister, Berkeley CA

Rev. Michael Smith, Senior Pastor, McGee Avenue Baptist Church & Executive Director of The Center for Food, Faith & Justice, Berkeley, CA

Veronica Kyle, GTC Honoree: Statewide Outreach Director at Faith in Place, Adjunct Professor and Co-Founder of the EcoWomanist institute., Chicago IL

Justin Pearson, Founder, Memphis Community Against the Pipeline (MCAP), Memphis, TN

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