Rev. Dr. Elmer Gillett-(R)
The 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Prayer Breakfast, held Jan. 16, featured speaker Dr. Elmer Gillett, with remarks from community leaders including Rev. Bobby Love, Rev. Carl Patillo, and Olathe Mayor Mike Copeland. Dr. Gillett accepted the Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy award from MNU interim president Dr. Jim Diehl for his career-long servant leadership in the African-American community and for the Church of the Nazarene. Dr. Gillett is the pastor of
Brooklyn Community Worship Center in , and also serves as the director of Black Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Featured Speaker and 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Award Recipient
Dr. Elmer L. Gillett, senior pastor of
Community Worship Center, , and director of Black Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene. Brooklyn, NY
Award Recipient and Speaker Bio:
Elmer Gillett, D.Min, was born in
Belize in Central America. Mentored by a Nazarene missionary, Richard Cornelius, Gillett sensed a call to preach the Gospel, earning a bachelor's degree in English and religion from MNU in 1979. Gillett also holds a Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in , and a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. He also completed study in preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary. Kansas City, Mo.
California and serving in various administrative positions, Gillett took the helm of Brooklyn’s in 1994. With a vibrant ministry in the Community Worship Center Brooklyn community, the church has an attendance of 450 with two Sunday services.
Gillett also teaches at the Metro New York School of Ministry and serves on its Credential's Board.
He is the director of Black Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene in
U.S.A. and Canada.