Jacqui Lewis

Author, Activist, Preacher, Public Theologian

Jacqui uses her gifts as author, activist, preacher, and public theologian toward creating an antiracist, just, gun-violence-free, fully-welcoming, gender-affirming society in which everyone has enough. Rev. Dr. Lewis earned her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Religion from Drew University. Jacqui was called to serve Middle Collegiate Church in January 2004. It is the church of her dreams, a multiethnic rainbow coalition of love and justice that rocks her soul. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Jacqui is the first African-American and first woman to serve as Senior Pastor of the Collegiate Church, which was founded in New York City in 1628 and is the oldest continuously operating Protestant Church in North America. She is the author of several books, most recently, Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World.