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Rev. Racquel C.N. Gill

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Racquel Gill

Rev. Racquel C.N. Gill is a native of Winnsboro, S.C. She was ordained for ministry at the age of 17 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Winnsboro under the leadership of the late Rev. Roy C. Jeffcoat. Rev. Gill is a 2012 graduate of Columbia College for women in Columbia, S.C., holding a bachelor’s degree in English education. She received her Master of Divinity in May 2015 from Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C.

Upon completion of graduate school, Rev. Gill joined the pastoral staff of the St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., under the leadership of Pastor David K. Brawley. After pastoral residency, she transitioned back home to South Carolina and served as the Jack and Jane Presseau Associate Chaplain at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.

Rev. Gill currently serves as the Minister for Intercultural Engagement at Duke University Chapel in Durham, N.C.