Reverend Rodney Adam Lyde was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and since 2009 has been the Senior Pastor of Baptist Temple Church of Pittsburgh, a role through which he lives out his commitment to improving the quality of life of Pittsburgh’s Homewood Community.  He is a proud graduate of the New York City Public School System, the University of Rochester (BA History) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and, is a thirty-year member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.  Currently, Reverend Lyde is an adjunct professor and co-course director of Public Speaking at Duquesne University, and also a Ph.D. student in the Communication and Rhetorical Studies Department at Duquesne University (McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts). Additionally, Reverend Lyde is a board member of Pittsburgh United, member of Homewood Community Ministries, and board member and former president of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) – a network of 30+ congregations and partner organizations in the Pittsburgh region and vicinity engaged in building power through faith-based organizing.  Reverend Lyde is happily married to Reverend Jackie Lyde, the Lead Chaplain at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, and, the doting father of two daughters: Jelisa, a freshman and Keystone Scholar at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and Jada, a senior at Winchester Thurston School.