Board of Directors
Rev. K. L. Alexander
Rev. Terry L. Hightower
Rev. Ed London, Vice Chairman
Rodney Wilson, Financial Secretary
Garry Mott, Treasurer
Evelyn Roberts, Secretary
R. Leandras (Bob) Jones
Rev. Lester Duncan, Malachi/Food/Clothing Bank Program Director (Food/Clothing Bank)
Michael R. Maddox, Food/Clothing Bank Program Coordinator
Anthony Harper, Food/Clothing Bank Administration Clerk
Joy Rollins, Matthew’s Place Program Director
Myra Lloyd, Matthew’s Place Administrative Assistant
Rev. Craig Johnson, Matthew’s Place Place Housing Coordinator
Dale Powell, Case Manager Matthew’s Place
Claudia Grissom, AUMI LPC
Dr. Vanessa English, Matthew’s Place, LPC
Larry Brewster, Luke’s Place Program Coordinator, (Volunteer Staff)
Premo Smith, Luke’s Place Housing Coordinator
Marva Jackson, Ruth’s Place Program Coordinator, (Volunteer Staff)
Benny Williams, AUMI Financial Manager
Rev. J. Scott Copeland, AUMI Recovery Facilitator
Dr. Brenda Edwards, Accounting Clerk
Reggie Tolbert, Graphic Design
About Rev. Alexander
The Reverend Kenneth Lamont Alexander, a resolute man of God, serves as the Pastor of the historic Antioch Baptist Church North. He is the son of the Reverend Dr. Cameron M. Alexander who served as pastor for more than 49 years and Dr. Barbara J. Alexander who anchored their family and was as a dynamic source of inspiration for the entire Antioch Congregation.
Reverend Alexander, affectionately known at Antioch as Reverend Kenny, is a third-generation Baptist preacher and was licensed and ordained at the Antioch Baptist Church North. His powerful voice and servant leadership skills were cultivated, honed and nurtured at Antioch where he has served as the President of the Minister’s Alliance, Presiding Minister of the Antioch Lakewood Mission for more than 20 years and the Assistant to the Pastor.
With strength, courage and transparency, Reverend Alexander is steadfast in his commitment to addressing some of life’s most pressing challenges. Through his preaching, teaching and counseling, he offers God’s message of hope, encouragement and redemption to all of God’s people. Pivotal to his discipleship is the uplifting those who are all too often counted among the least, the less and the lost. He demonstrates his conviction to God’s calling through his perseverance, tenacity and zeal with which he carries out God’s directives given in the Great Commandment (Matthew 28:19-20).
Reverend Alexander is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Antioch Urban Ministries, Inc. (AUMI). AUMI serves as an advocacy agent providing essential supports to families in need and comprehensive substance abuse recovery services. The AUMI Food Bank provides for over 300 families each week through collaboration with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Clothing Bank distributes donated apparel, toiletries, shoes and other necessities to men, women and children. Annual Back-to-School and Christmas outreach efforts support the needs of hundreds of Atlanta children.
For over 25 years, Reverend Alexander has ensured that AUMI provides holistic support for the needs of those living with the complex and chronic conditions of alcohol and drug addictions. He is fiercely committed to maintaining a full complement of ministries that foster sustained substance abuse recovery with efficacy, respect and dignity. The AUMI recovery ministries include the Ananias House; Luke’s Place; Billup’s and Jobs Place (for men in recovery); Ruth’s Place and Lydia’s House (for women in recovery); Matthew’s Place (for persons living with HIV) and the Land of Promise Christian Home (an affiliate of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc).
Through his dedication to these supportive ministries, Reverend Alexander has helped more than 7,000 men and women to rebuild family relationships, become self-sufficient and sustain their sobriety.
Reverend Alexander’s efforts, outcomes and accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. He has received recognition and accolades from a multitude of esteemed organizations including the Concerned Black Clergy’s Man of the Year Award. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition presented him with their God’s Trombone Award for Excellent Service and Outstanding Achievement. He also received an Award from the Argosy University for Outstanding Leadership and Scholastic Ability. Atlanta Metropolitan State College acknowledged Reverend Alexander’s outstanding community leadership with their Celebration of Leadership Award. He has served the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. as a member of the Presidential Qualifications Committee and has been a Devotional Speaker during the Convention’s Annual Session. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the Morehouse School of Religion and the Westside Future Funds. As a testament to Reverend Alexander’s continuous efforts to support and assist the least of these in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods, AUMI became a part of the Beloved Community sponsored in part by the Chick Fil-A Foundation.
An inherent leader and proficient scholar, Reverend Alexander is a graduate of the Atlanta Public School System where he was president of his senior class at Southwest High School. He attended Florida A&M University where he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and served as the organization’s Fund-Raising Chair. Reverend Alexander graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and from Argosy University with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.
However, for Reverend Alexander, his most noteworthy achievement happened on a Thursday night during a Revival meeting at Antioch Baptist Church North when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
Reverend Alexander has been married to Lisa Kathleen Gilbert since 1985. God blessed them with two wonderful daughters, Kathleen Nicole (deceased) and Ashley Lauren, and three cherished grandsons—DeMario, Deigo, and Daylin.