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Rev. Dr. Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes & Rev. Andrew Wilkes

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Rev. Dr. Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes and Rev. Andrew Wilkes are the co-founding and co-lead pastors of The Double Love Experience Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. They are also the co-authors of Psalms for Black Lives: Reflections for the Work of Liberation (Upper Room Books, 2022). Rev. Gabby is a public theologian with over 15 years of experience working at the intersection of faith, culture, leadership, and strategy. Rev. Andrew is a political scientist and the author of Freedom Notes: Reflections on Faith, Justice, and the Possibility of Democracy. With over 15 years of experience working at the intersection of public policy and faith, he is the former executive director of the Drum Major Institute, a social change organization founded by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Between them, their work has been featured in ForbesFaith & Leadership Magazine, The Washington PostStanford Social Innovation ReviewThe New York Times Essence Magazine, and more. The couple was inducted into The Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in 2022.

They are both graduates of their beloved home by the sea, Hampton University. Additionally, Rev. Gabby is a graduate of New York University, Yale Divinity School, and Duke Divinity School. Rev. Andrew is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and a doctoral candidate at The City University of New York Graduate Center. Rev. Gabby is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The couple resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.