Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Lillard
Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Lillard is an author, editor, minister, social media curator, motivational speaker, and blog publisher.
Born in Chicago, IL, Kenneth grew up in Portsmouth, VA, where he graduated from I.C. Norcom High School.
Kenneth went on to graduate from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He then went on to successfully complete the graduate level Program For Excellence In Municipal Management at the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Rev. Dr. Lillard was awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree from Emmanuel Baptist University, Shelby, North Carolina in 2009.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lillard has had an extensive public service career, and has served at the U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. In addition, he has served as a Program Administrator, and the Dislocated Workers Program Director for the District of Columbia, Department of Employment Services, Washington, D.C.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lillard was ordained a minister by Emmanuel Baptist Church, Shelby, North Carolina. He has been active in church ministry and outreach activities from an early age. Kenneth was active in the Men’s Ministry of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Fort Washington, Maryland, where he was actively involved in the Ministry's Annual Job Fair. Rev. Lillard is an active member of the Prayer Partners Radio Ministry of Norfolk/Portsmouth, VA, and makes regular appearances on ministry radio broadcasts. Rev. Dr. Lillard is also a popular speaker at church conferences and ministry events, and receives frequent speaking invitations.
A thought leader in the field of Faith and Social Media, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Lillard is the author of SOCIAL MEDIA and MINISTRY Sharing the Gospel in the Digital Age. He was interviewed in a New York Times article on faith and social media. Kenneth writes the ministry blog, Faith Based Media 2.0, where he explores the intersection of faith, social media, and technology.
THE LILLARD PROJECT is Kenneth's latest project connecting individuals and families with the surname LILLARD, with a special emphasis on African American individuals and families.
About to record a live video message at the 'Facebook Live' booth at the historic grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in D. C. #MakingHistory #NMAAHC #APeoplesJourney