WASHINGTON, DC – Transgender leader Allyson Robinson, the former executive director of the OutServe network for LGBT troops, has been named transitions pastor at the historic Calvary Baptist Church.
Robinson began her new job on June 23 after being unanimously selected to lead the church during a period of change. The Rev. Amy Butler departed Calvary Baptist to become senior minister at another historic venue, Riverside Church in New York City.
Calvary Baptist ordained Robinson on June 15. She previously was ordained in Texas and Portugal, prior to her transition.
According to Wikipedia: “Calvary focuses on its missions as an urban church in the heart of a great city. Its vision statement is: We are an ecumenical, multi-racial, multi-ethnic Christian body committed to living faithfully in the heart of this great city. To that end we strive to be welcoming, responsive, trusting, and prayerful in everything we do.”
Calvary Baptist members are involved in immigration reform efforts and backs marriage equality.
ABP News has a profile on Robinson. To read the full story, click HERE.