Created Aug 28, 2015

Jacqui Lewis

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is the host of Just Faith more

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is the host of Just Faith. Just Faith gathers diverse voices in a conversation about current events and pop culture through the lens of spirituality, justice, and love-in-action.

Jacqui is Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, a multiracial and inclusive congregation in New York City. She is an activist, preacher, and fierce advocate for LGBT equality, racial reconciliation, and economic justice.

Middle Church and Jacqui's 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. Jacqui is a frequent contributor to MSNBC.

Jacqui is the Co-Founder of The Middle Project, which hosts an annual conference to train faith leaders to build multiracial congregations. The 10th annual conference, "Revolutionary Love – Tools, Tactics, and Truth-telling to Dismantle Racism," will take place April 15–17, 2016 at Middle Church.

Jacqui earned her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and earned a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Religion from Drew University. She has been adjunct professor at seminaries across the country, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, and Graduate Theological Union.

Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Jacqui is the first African American and first woman to serve as senior minister in the Collegiate Church, which was founded in New York City in 1628. She is the author of The Power of Stories; 10 Essential Strategies to Grow a Multiracial, Multicultural Congregation; and the children's book, You Are So Wonderful! She is writing a book about finding a grown-up God.