Gilchrist Sunday is an annual Lenten speaker series that connects Trinity and the wider community with leading theologians and ministers to dig deeper into what it means to be a faithful witness in today’s world. Founded in 1982 and named for charter members Pat and Katie Gilchrist, this ministry is endowed by funds given in their honor by Press and Nancy Millen and the Gilchrist family.
Join us as our next two Gilchrist speakers, Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis and Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle, have a conversation with Pastor Steve Lindsley about being church in a pandemic. We’ll have a Zoom watch party for Trinity members, as well as simulcast on Facebook and YouTube. Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 28 at 7 p.m.
Reverend Aisha Brooks-Lytle is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She obtained a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary (’05). She served various churches in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and surrounding area through her music ministry and in her ministry of preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. Aisha served as the mission pastor for Wayne Presbyterian while she was also serving as the Organizing Pastor for The Common Place, a faith-based arts and education center in Southwest Philadelphia.
In 2018, Aisha began her role as the Executive Presbyter for the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta serving 84 congregations and encouraging 26 new worshipping communities. She believes that it is her part of her call to support healthy and vital congregations and to equip healthy and innovative leaders to live into their passion and purpose as the people of God. Aisha is blessed to have her mother, Deborah, and her son, Ellington, to join her in this adventure in the Greater Atlanta region. Aisha gives thanks to God for her recent engagement to the Rev. Dr. Alonzo T. Johnson who serves as the Coordinator for the Self Development of People for the Presbyterian Church, USA headquartered in Louisville, KY.
Reverend Doctor Baron Mullis is a Charlotte native. After finishing high school and college here, Baron attended Princeton Theological Seminary where he completed his seminary training. He returned to Princeton to earn a doctoral degree with a focus on understanding the psychology and theology of giving.
After completing a post-graduate fellowship in Indianapolis, Baron pastored churches in Charlotte and Atlanta. He has previously served as a trustee for Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, and on the board of directors of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians.
In his ministry Baron has focused on creating intentionally inclusive congregations where unconditional welcome is recognized as a fundamental facet of the kingdom of God. His work has included breaking down barriers to LGBTQ equality, addressing hunger and food insecurity, and increasing awareness of the need for economic inclusivity in the local congregation.
He lives in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia with his spouse Lester and their two dogs.