Radical Love

The Distillery Season Six

How might a pastor lead a multicultural congregation so that the people and their ministry flourish?

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, MDiv '92, senior minister for public theology at Middle Collegiate Church in New York City, explores this question with host Sushama Austin-Connor while discussing her books, Fierce Love and The Pentecost Paradigm. In this episode, Lewis offers timeless lessons about what she calls a “multi-everything” ministry that offers love and inclusion to everyone.

Photo Jacqui Lewis


Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is the senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church, a multiracial, welcoming, and inclusive congregation in New York City. Middle Church and her activism have been featured in media such as The TODAY Show, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Her new podcast, Love.Period., is produced by the Center for Action and Contemplation. She is the author of Fierce Love, The Power of Stories: A Guide for Leaders in Multi-racial, Multi-cultural Congregations, Ten Strategies for Becoming a Multiracial Congregation, and the children’s book, You Are So Wonderful!.

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Nancy Hagner, Class of 2013

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