Dr Lloyd



Dr. Lloyd

Ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and serves on the pastoral staff of Hope Presbyterian in Cordova.



Lloyd has extensive urban ministry and nonprofit management experience spanning 30 years. In 2004 he became the president of Crichton College, a four-year, Christian liberal arts institution in Memphis.

Dr. Lloyd started his urban ministry in Memphis with Young Life in 1975. He teamed up with two partners to begin Neighborhood Christian Centers in 1978. He later went to Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA, where he helped develop the School of Theology’s curriculum for urban youth ministry. He worked with Young Life Urban Ministries in northwest Pasadena and trained laity in 10 urban churches to effectively do youth outreach. He also earned his master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees at Fuller.

Dr. Lloyd returned to Memphis in 1987 to create the Memphis Leadership Foundation (MLF). MLF has spawned 18 different inner-city ministries over the years including:

  • Neighborhood Housing Opportunities
  • Urban Youth Initiative
  • Christ Community Health Services
  • Memphis Athletic Ministries
  • For the Kingdom Camp and Retreat Center
  • STREETS
  • Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies

In 1997, Dr. Lloyd and local business leaders began the Hope Christian Community Foundation, to help Christian donors become more effective in their stewardship. Currently, Hope Christian Community Foundation manages over $30 million in donor-advised funds from Memphis area philanthropists. Over $45 million has been contributed through Hope to Christian ministry all over the world, with the majority of those funds going to Memphis area churches and ministries.

Dr. Lloyd is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and serves on the pastoral staff of Hope Presbyterian in Cordova.

He and his wife, Becky, have four daughters.

The purpose of the Kainos 2015 is to gather leaders who either seek to start multi-ethnic ministries or churches, or who aspire to transition their current homogenous ministries into a multi-ethnic trajectory.

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