Associate Pastor of Teens and College Students
R ev. Tyrone McGowan, Jr. serves as the Associate Pastor of Teens and College Students at Trinity United Church of Christ and as pastor of the historic Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Robbins, Illinois. He is a 2010 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College, where he studied political science and served as the president and King Scholar of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. He is also a 2013 honors graduate of Yale Divinity School where he was the recipient of the prestigious Wolcott Calkins Prize for excellence in clear and vigorous public speaking. In March 2016, at the age of 28, he became one of the youngest inductees into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College. A minister with a social conscience, McGowan has served as a two-time United States Congressional intern and as a research assistant for the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C. In 2016, he was selected as a summer fellow to the Chautauqua Institution’s Interfaith New Clergy Program. Some of his writings on faith, politics, and culture have also been published in the African American Lectionary and in Reflections, a Yale University magazine.