Rev. Alisha L. Gordon is an awarded faith leader, preacher, and educator whose work intersects faith, culture, and politics. A native of Decatur, Georgia, Rev. Gordon earned her Bachelor of English from Spelman College and a Masters of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
Alisha’s published work has been featured in national publications, including The Huffington Post, WGN’s groundbreaking television show, Underground, Emory University, the General Commission on Religion and Race, and the United Methodist Church. In 2016, she received a Presidential Commendation from Dr. Elmira Mangum, president of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida for her contributions to the university as convocation speaker. In 2015, she was the winner of the Candler School of Theology Community Service Award, and a founding member of award-winning CORE, the Candler Centennial Coalition on Racial Equality.
She is the former Executive Minister of Programs at the historic Riverside Church in the City of New York and served as the National Director of Faith-Based outreach for the 2020 Bloomberg Presidential Campaign. Her commitment to the Church is formed and informed by her practical approach to scripture and social justice.
Alisha is ordained in the Baptist tradition by Beloved Community at Emmanuel Baptist Church of Brooklyn, New York.
Alisha currently lives in New York City with her teenage daughter.
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