Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation, Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC)
Dominique Gilliard’s Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores addresses many of the shortcomings within the United States’ justice system and encourages Christians to pursue reforms that emphasize reconciliation rather than punishment. His passion has earned him a place in the Covenant Companion’s “40 Under 40” list of leaders to watch, and Huffington Post has named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.”
An ordained minister, Dominique has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago, and Oakland. He earned two bachelor’s degrees—in African American studies and history—from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in history from East Tennessee State University with an emphasis on race, gender, and class in the United States. He also earned an MDiv from North Park Theological Seminary, where he served as an adjunct professor teaching Christian ethics, theology, and reconciliation.