Rev Gilbert Jr. challenges the status quo of the current situation of the black church. This extremely dedicated preacher and social activist sounds a clarion call for the black church - a sleeping giant - to awake from its self-imposed slumber.
Gilbert is not an aloof critic making uninformed and baseless comments, but a committed, seasoned, second generation preacher, actively engaged in fleshing out the inaugural address of Jesus in Luke 4:18-19. In that sermon Jesus announced his ultimate concern and compassion for the downtrodden and dispossessed.
Following in the footsteps of Jesus this sanctified soldier, whether fighting for fair living wages, equal employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth or affordable housing this young preacher is always consistently on the front lines.
Thus, Gilbert, out of his deep love for the black church and the cause of Christ charges his fellow yoke men to once again assume their roles as champions of fairness, justice and equality.
Reverend Gilbert is presently serving as the Assistant to the Pastor and Director of the Music Ministry at Holy Trinity United Baptist Church; The Christian Services Chaplain for the Washington, D.C. Youth Prison (where he resurrected Christian Services and Sunday Worship Services from 8 years of dysfunction); Executive Director of DC Jobs or Else; Professor of Urban Ministries at the Washington Baptist Seminary; member of the Civic and Social Actions Committee of the Missionary Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Washington, D.C and Vicinity (MBMCDCV), and member of the Social Actions Committee of the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC).