We thank God for the dedicated people who built this church and struggled to maintain it. We give thanks for what this church means to the community and we look forward with faith and great expectation to the dawning of that which God has in store for us.
Sorangel Ciprian, Housekeeper
Charles Henze, Secretary
Vicky Tellez Arias, Housekeeper
Rev. Conrad B. Tillard Sr., M.Div. Th.M. Senior Minister
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary
Rev. Tillard has also done post-graduate studies at the Harvard Divinity School
Rev. Conrad Bennette Tillard Sr. currently serves as the Senior Minister of the 120 year-old Flatbush -Tompkins Congregational Church in Brooklyn, New York. Rev. Tillard is the immediate past Senior Minister of the Nazarene Congregational Church, a 140-year-old United Church of Christ Congregation (UCC) in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where he served from 2006 to 2016. Before that, he served as the Interim Senior Minister of the 185-year-old Eliot Congregational Church, UCC. You can visit our Church to know more about our ministers and staff.
Rev. Tillard is a Baptist and Congregational minister, licensed and ordained at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church of New York. He is affiliated with the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., The American Baptist Churches USA. He has held dual standing with the Metropolitan Association of the United Church of Christ, New York Conference.
Rev. Tillard is always very active in his community, serving on boards and in organizations in the parishes that he has served. He frequently preaches in some of the leading church pulpits throughout the New York metropolitan area and the nation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The City College of New York, in the Black Studies Department. He also hosts a radio program, Conversations with Conrad, on WHCR 90.3 FM in New York City. He is also completing his memoir, which chronicles his extraordinary journey to the Gospel ministry.
Selected in 2015 to receive the Humanitarian Community Leadership Award, The Culvert News Community Awards and in 2009 as "Pastor of the Year" in Brooklyn, New York, by Church Women United and in 2005 and 2006 by Beliefnet.com as one of "The Most Influential Spiritual Black Leaders," in the United States, the Reverend Conrad B. Tillard is an essential ecclesiastical voice growing in America. For thirty years, he has been a student activist, minister, and community activist.
Rev. Tillard has had an ecumenical and interfaith journey. He has also served a historic congregation in Harlem, where he resides, and he is the recipient of many awards and citations; he has explored the holy land. He is a jazz lover and a proud father Amir, a Los Angeles-based artist, Najmah, a Howard University Graduate, Conrad Jr, a Fisk University graduate. And Barack, his "assistant pastor," is a 5th grader.
Roll of Ministers
Flatbush Tompkins Congregational Church
Rev. Julie Johnson-Staples (Interim), 2015-2016
Rev. Wilmot H. Taylor, 2001-2014
Rev. Michael W. Caine, 1996-2001
Rev. Una Matthews (Interim), 1994-1996
Rev. Victor Rasberry, 1993-1994
Rev. Elliot Baisden, 1991-1993
Rev. Una Matthews (Interim), 1990-1991
Rev. Gard L. Rowe, D.D., 1968-1990
Rev. James Van Pelt, 1964-1968
Rev. Alfred G. Walton, D.D., 1942-1964
Flatbush Congregational Church
Rev. William E. Dudley, D.D., 1929-1942
Rev. Lewis T. Reed, D.D., 1907-1928
Rev. Cornelius T. Chase, 1899-1906
Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church
Rev. Alfred G. Walton, D.D., 1934-1942
Rev. James P. Hughet, D.D., 1917-1932
Rev. Nancy McGee Waters, D.D., 1893-1916
Rev. Robert R. Meredith, D.D., 1887-1902
Rev. George F. Pentecost, D.D., 1880-1887
Rev. Samuel M. Freeland, 1879
Rev. Charles D. Helmer, 1876-1878