“Listen to your Prayers”

Rev. Kimberly Council

Preacher Bio:

Rev. Kimberly Council is a Law Librarian, Assistant Pastor at Greater Mount Pleasant
Baptist Church, former non-profit executive, and mom of two.
She was licensed on February 23, 2003 and ordained on April 2nd 2006, at Berean Baptist
Church under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Arlee Griffin Jr.
Rev. Council has dedicated her life to community service, led by her faith in the Lord.
As a child, she was inspired by mother and aunt, who were both preachers, and her
grandfather who was a Bishop. She has served as Superintendent of the Young Adult
Sunday school Department, on the Board of Christian Education, and Minister to both the
youth and Young Adult populations at Berean Baptist Church.
Since then, her service has spanned issues and borders. She has led programs to build
affordable housing, organize food pantries, develop youth enrichment activities, violence
prevention programs and was appointed to serve on the HBCU International Task Force by
the International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Rev. Council has served as the Executive Director of the Berean Community & Family Life
Center, President of the East Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation, she is currently
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Local Development Corporation of East New
York and she sits on the Executive Board of Women of Faith Advocating Change, a
partnership of female pastors, clergy leaders, community service providers and elected
officials. All this, while working her day job as a Senior Reference Librarian at Sullivan &
Cromwell, LLP for the past 24 years. She was previously the President of the Law Library
Association of Greater New York.
In December of 2021 Rev. Council accepted the call to serve as Assistant Pastor of Greater
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Randy L. Ware.
Rev. Council received a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina Central University
and a Master of Science in Library Science from Pratt Institute. She lives in Cypress Hills
with her daughter and son.