January 20 – MLK Sunday – Are We Yet Not Able?

Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey

Come explore our ability and willingness to receive the prophetic words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Special musical guests Meagan McNeal and Justin Dillard.


Rev. Dr. Pamela R. Lightsey is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Meadville Lombard Theological School. The first out African American queer lesbian ordained elder of the United Methodist Church, Dr. Lightsey has served within the ranks of activist movements across decades. Her most recent work with Black LGBTQ persons including those within the #BlackLivesMatter movement is documented via livestream.com and her manuscript, Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology. As a womanist scholar, Dr. Lightsey has lectured at campuses across the country and events across the globe, yet her favorite place to be and work is right in Chicago.