PASTOR KENNY HART
Hey Fam! I’m Kenny, the lead pastor of this church, a Harlem native, and a suffering Knicks fan. I was raised on these streets believing that I would one day escape them and move on to greener pastures. But God had a different plan for my life and He called me, my wife Shanika, and our sons - to start this church in 2017. Now, all I want to do for Harlem is love the place that I thought that I had to leave. I believe that the beauty of Jesus has the power to change every story, transform every heart, and renew every community. That's my story, just a kid from the hood that came home to do good.
Hey ya’ll! I’m Pricelis, the Director of Operations here at The Gathering Harlem. I’m from all around NYC and the Dominican Republic and currently live in The Bronx with my husband. I’m currently pursuing a PhD in Social Work at Adelphi University. I’m passionate about community building through the church and empowering and equipping people to live their best life. I’ve worked in Harlem for the past 10 years in a variety of different organizations and I love this community. I love to travel and I’ve traveled to 27 countries so far!
Hey, I’m Nate. I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I’ve been in NYC since 2007 and I’m currently living in Inwood. I’m currently earning my Masters in Divinity at Nyack College’s Alliance Theological Seminary. I have been with the Gathering since its inception and I currently serve at the Gathering as the church administrative assistant, teacher of our seasonal courses, and the spiritual formation ministry. I am passionate about racial justice so The Gathering is a great place to be.
Hey! Im Jensy, I am the Community Life Director at The Gathering. Harlem is home, it is where my immigrant Dominican parents settled, where I grew up, and it is the place that made me who I am. I earned a B.A. in Bible from Nyack College, and an M.Div. in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to coming on board at the Gathering, I helped to plant a church in our neighborhood and served as its Associate Pastor. I have also had the privilege of serving Nyack College as an Adjunct Professor of New Testament and Hermeneutics. My passion is to translate all of the theological training that I have received into concrete action to help those who are most in need. I grew up on Bruce Lee, Van Damme, Bruce Leroy, Rocky and I’m always down to watch these classics again.
Hi! I'm Libby, and I'm the Kids Team Director at TGH. Born and raised in Queens, I received a Bachelors in Early Childhood Ed from Nyack College and a Masters in Early Childhood Special Ed from Queens College. I taught Pre-K for five years and absolutely loved it, but my proudest teaching moments come from the time I taught abroad in Zambia. Once I got back in 2016, God saw fit to move me to Harlem. Back then I saw it as happenstance, but since then, He's been revealing to me how intentional that move was and all the doors He would open through it. Things I’m passionate about include getting to know people, all things cozy, living life in diverse settings, binge watching The Office, travel, and telling stories about things I love.
Hi I’m Yetunde and I’m the Kids Ministry Director. I’m originally from Southern California, I have lived in New York a total of about 10 years and currently live in Harlem. I am a social worker by training and I currently practice as a mental health clinician and executive coach/trainer. I love spending time with my little sister in the Big Brother Big Sister program and for fun, we go to live sports events and cultural activities. I feel very blessed to be at The Gathering Harlem and I am so grateful to serve in the Kids Ministry. The children are the future—so definitely an investment worth making!