About Reverend Dr. Charles L. Gill: The Reverend Charles Gill was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 10, 1961. He is the eldest son of Carmen and the late Charles Gill of Gill Photographers in St. Albans, New York. Reverend Gill is married to the educator Adrian Annette Browne, daughter of Dr. John and Mrs. Ann Browne of Atlanta, Georgia on July 13, 1991.
Reverend Gill matriculated at Nyack College in Nyack New York. Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania and Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia where he received his B.A., M.A. and M.Div. respectively. May 2010, Drew University conferred upon Reverend Gill, the Doctor of Ministry where he specialized in the field of Worship, Spirituality and Preaching.
August 1990, Reverend Gill was ordained into the ministry by the Reverend Saul S. Williams and the Hudson River Frontier Missionary Association at Universal Baptist Temple. During Reverend Gill’s Pastoral ministry, he served as Associate Minister of Zion Baptist Church in Ambler, Pennsylvania: Associate Minister of Antioch Baptist Church North, Atlanta, Georgia, and on the Pastoral staff of the concord Baptist church of Christ, Brooklyn, New York. Since 2004, Reverend Gill has served as the Senior Pastor of Pilgrim Baptist church, St. Paul Minnesota. During his administration, he is proud of the following accomplishments: the development of a strategic plan for ministry, the opportunity to participate and preside over several public action meetings. He is also proud that with the support of many people he was able to see the completed building / expansion project, the upgrading of the Pilgrim web site and the development of a web site ministry, the installation of a state of the art heating system, purchase of a new van and construction of a three bay garage.
Affiliated with the National Baptist Convention Reverend Gill served as Second Vice President of the State of Minnesota. He also serves the community in numerous denominational, civic and social endeavors i.e. (MABSSCO) Mid-American Baptist Social Service Corporation, St. Paul, Area council of Churches, St. Paul black Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and Isaiah etc. Yet his greatest joy is simply to serve his risen savior as an Ambassador, speaking boldly, making known the mystery of the gospel (Ephesians 6:19, 20)
1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. (ESV)