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Reverend Conrad Bennette Tillard Sr. is an American clergyman (faith leader), and civil right leader in the African-American consciousness movement tradition. He is an author, educator, youth advocate, community activist, and public speaker, born on September 15, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri, he grew up in Washington DC and Atlanta, Ga., He is the Immediatepast Sr. Minister, of the Nazarene Congregational United Church of Christ in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn NY. Prior to that, he was the Interim Senior Minister, at the Eliot Congregational Church in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. He is affiliated with the National Baptist Convention, USA, The American Baptist Church and the United Church of Christ, Licensed and ordained at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, he has been a community activist for over 30 years. A former member and minister of the Nation of Islam and a minister with Mosque No. 7 in Harlem. He was 19 when he joined the National of Islam. While with the Nation of Islam he was known as Conrad X, Conrad Muhammad, and then Minister Conrad Muhammad. He is known for his youth ministry and activism and was dubbed by Village Voice reporter Peter Noel, The Hip hop Minister while with the Nation of Islam. Formerly considered as the heir apparent to leadership of the Nation of Islam, he was removed from being the Minister of Mosque No. 7 by Minister Louis Farrakhan in 1997. Subsequently, he became a Christian minister.
He is a radio host for WHCR-90.3 FM radio in New York City. The show he host is called Conversations with Conrad.
Conrad is listed in the book African-American Religious Leaders from A to Z, published in 2010. The book lists prominent religious leaders from various faiths. The author is Nathan Aaseng. He organized a Day-of-Atonement after the death of Tupac Shakur. In 2001 Conrad organized a Hip-Hop summit to address negative imagery and the promoting of gangsterism in hip-hop music, and called for hip-hop to clean up its’ act. He organized a hip-hop summit in Harlem in 2002. In 2004 he became Reverend Conrad Tillard, and was Sr. Pastor at Nazarene Congregational Church, a United Church of Christ (UCC) in Brooklyn. He was Interim Pastor, for The Eliot Church Of Roxbury, Massachusetts