Gary V. Simpson
Leading Pastor, Concord Baptist Church of Christ
The Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson is leading pastor of the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, New York. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Denison University and a graduate of Union Theological Seminary. An educator and author, he is an associate professor of homiletics at Drew Theological Seminary, has taught at Yale Divinity School, New York Theological Seminary, New Brunswick Theological Seminary and United Theological Seminary, and has lectured at Harvard Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary and Candler School of Theology. He currently serves as the chair of the Ordination Council of American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York, as a board member of the National Grid Foundation and as a life member of the Denison University board of trustees.
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving will award 12 half-tuition scholarships to be used for one of the 2023 Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising online cohorts. Applications will be accepted through October 3, 2022.
The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is designed for religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles. Typical titles of attendees include: clergy, judicatory executives, development leaders, professionals at faith-based organizations and lay leaders who have some responsibilities with funding or finances. Scholarship criteria include both demonstrated financial need as well as the potential for applying course learnings in your current professional context.Learn more