Al Lloyd is a native of the inner city of Chicago's Westside. His family's American roots, sprang from the Mississippi Delta. He started preaching the Gospel of Christ in 1979. His first pastoral experience began with the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Hodges Park, Illinois in 1980. Minister Lloyd serves as pastor of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago. He has also served as African American Church Development Consultant with the Chicago Metropolitan Baptist Association (CMBA) and as vice president of the African American Baptist Pastors Fellowship of Chicago. He founded Faith Concerns Ministries (FCM).
Al received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, and his master degree from the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School of Deerfield, Illinois. He continues post-graduate studies in Chicago. He was awarded the distinguished Army Commendation Medal for honorable military service to this country. He is the published author of Enter To Face the Dragon and numerous booklets.
Al is married to the former Linda Winston. Linda is a graduate of Illinois State University with a bachelor of science degree in Audiology. A former flight attendant, Linda is a successful entrepreneur with a work history in corporate training and import/export. She is also an accomplished motivational speaker in both Christian and secular arenas. Linda has served as a youth ministry instructor and currently is president of her Titus 2 Sisterhood ministry. She has written a booklet entitled, She's God's Lady First.
Al and Linda are parents to 3 children, Matthew, Robert and Haley. They have traveled around the world to places that include Israel, Paris, Belgium, and the Caribbean.
Al has provided chaplain services to numerous hospitals in Chicago. Al also served as a volunteer chaplain's assistant with the United States Army.
Al is a cousin of Soul Stirrer, Sam Cooke.
Al and Linda are available as professional speakers or trainers, for conferences, workshops, symposiums, retreats, institutes, and seminars. As Lloyd and Lloyd Incorporated, they have led or participated in many such exercises that include:
Iron Sharpens Iron Ministers' Conference: (Church Administration) How To Know When Its Time To Change To Know When Its Time To Change our Procedures, Policies, and Personnel, Rock of Ages M. B. Church, Maywood, IL
Broadview Men's Conference: (Men's Ministry) Blessed Is the Man, Broadview M. B. Church, Broadview, IL
African American Writers Conference: (Spiritual Development) Enter To Face the Dragon: Depriving the Flesh to Delight in the Spirit, AAWC, Rosemont, IL
AABPF Ministers' Fellowship: (Pastoral Role) I?m Not Your Super Shepherd: He Is, African American Baptist Pastors Fellowship, Chicago, IL
Faith Concerns Cults Workshop: (False Doctrines) Curious About Cults, Faith Concerns in Christ Ministry, Chicago, IL
Faith Concerns Occult Conference: (Demonic Issues) Occupied With Occultism, Faith Concerns in Christ Ministry, Chicago, IL
Mars Hill Marriage Conference: (Biblical Marriage) What Marriage Should Mirror: Marriage as a Ministry, Mars Hill M. B. Church, Chicago, IL
Dallas Singles Retreat: (The Doctrine of Singlehood) Single To Serve the Savior, Dallas, TX
Sonlife Music Workshop: (The Ministry of Music) Is The Music Really All Right? Sonlife, First Baptist Congregational Church, Chicago, IL
P.R.E.A.C.H. Institute: (Preacher Issues) The Measure of a Minister of God's Preached Word, United Faith M. B. Church, Maywood, IL
Union District Women's Association Retreat & Conference: (Women's Ministry) Women of Purpose, Hillside Holiday Inn, Hillside, IL Faith Concerns Stewardship Institute: (Christian Stewardship) From Stick-up to Stewardship, Faith Concerns in Christ Ministry, Chicago, IL
Faith Concerns Israel Tour: (Studies in Israel) Praising God Through Israel, Israel
Trinity?s Bioethics Conference: (Biblical Bioethics) Studies in God and Terminal Illness; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
SIU-C Social Studies Symposium (Biblical Marriage) The Case for Traditional Marriage; Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL
Other topics include, but are not limited to expository bible studies, abortion, nutritional health, abstitinence education, spiritual gifts and fruit, women and men of the Holy Bible, mentoring, adoption, love, faith, and all of the biblical doctrines. If you would like to have Al and/or Linda LLoyd to speak or sing at your great affair, please call them or complete the speakers request form below: Speaker Request Form