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Ep 3 – “The Gospel Has to Be Moving” with Pastor Gil Monrose
In this episode, I had a chance to talk to Dr. Gilford (Gil) T. Monrose, who is based in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He is doing amazing work serving humanity, building bridges, and working on gun violence prevention. Our conversation touches on how his faith anchors him and, when gun violence met Pastor Monrose “at the front door” of his church, how his faith compelled him to respond out of love for his neighbors.
A proud native of the United States Virgin Islands, Pastor Gil relocated to New York in 1999 to pursue studies at Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary. Pastor Gil always had a passion to serve the church, especially young people. He has served as the pastor of the now-historic Mt. Zion Church of God 7th Day church in East Flatbush, Brooklyn New York, since his ordination in 2005.
As the Director of Faith-Based and Clergy Initiatives in the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President and as Founding President of the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, Pastor Monrose successfully brings together faith leaders and clergy of diverse traditions to improve Brooklyn’s communities, regardless of their religious or political beliefs.
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This episode of the Reconciliation Roundtable podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by Luke Overstreet.