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)
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” (ESV)