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 started in 1980.Minister Lloyd serves as pastor of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago in 1993.
Dr. (Doc) Al Lloyd received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. He completed two master degrees from the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School of (TEDS) of Deerfield, Illinois. He complted his doctor of ministry degree from TEDS.
Al has served as a church development consultant with the Chicago Metropolitan Baptist Association (CMBA), as well as vice president of the Baptist Pastors Fellowship of Chicago. He founded Pure Tuth Seekers (PTS).
Al is married to the former Linda Winston. Linda is a graduate of Illinois State University with a bachelor of science degree. A former flight attendant, Linda is a successful entrepreneur and corporations consultant. She specialized in serving Christ in youth and female ministry work.
Al and Linda are parents to 3 children, Matthew, Robert and Haley. They have traveled around the world to places that include Canada, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.
Al has provided chaplain for to Chicago hospitals.
He was awarded the distibguished Army Commendaton Medal for honorable military service to this counry.He is published author. Dr. Lloyd is a cousin of late Soul Stirrer, and soul mucis producer Sam Cooke.