About the Pastor

The Reverend Dr. Timothy E. Tyler

The Reverend Dr. Timothy E. Tyler is the Pastor of Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church in Denver, Colorado. Born on January 30, 1964 in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Los Angeles, California, he is the son of Bishop Carolyn E. Tyler Guidry, Presiding Prelate of the 8th Episcopal District; AME Church, and the late Mr. Cary Bernard Tyler.

Reverend Tyler earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio; a Master of Divinity degree from Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications/Journalism from Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Tyler is a former adjunct professor of Homiletics at the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California, and Eden Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Tyler’s former pastoral charges include: Wayman AME Church in St. Louis, Missouri, Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Church in Santa Ana, California; Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church, Kansas City, Missouri and Wilkes Chapel A.M.E. Church in Atlanta, Georgia. As Senior Pastor at Johnson Chapel, Santa Ana, Dr. Tyler implemented a unique paradigm for community ministry, based on his Doctoral Dissertation entitled “Developing Hispanic Ministry in the African American Church.” He established a Spanish language worship service, children’s church and Bible Study.

Dr. Tyler was recognized as one of “Twenty to Watch” by the African American Pulpit Magazine. Other honors and awards include Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Citizen of the Year 2010; Denver Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Award 2010; Desert/Mountain Conference Lay Organization Outstanding Pastor of the Year 2010; Fifth District Lay Organization Outstanding Pastor of the Year 2010; Desert/Mountain Conference Young People’s and Children’s Division Pastor of the Year 2009-2010; Served as the Chaplain of the Colorado State House of Representatives 2008-2009; 2009-2010. He was also elected the youngest ministerial delegate to the A.M.E. Church general Conference from the 5th District in 2000; Community Service Award from the Orange County NAACP Clergy/Citizen Award 1997; selected as a Congress of National Black Churches Ministry Fellow in 1991. He was recently recognized or community service by: The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, The Epsilon Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Denver Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and the Sertoma Club of Denver.

Reverend Tyler was appointed in January of 2011 to the Colorado State Judicial Performance Commission. He is also the Chairman of the Dean of Instructions for the 5th Episcopal District of the AME Church. Dr. Tyler is the founder of the Wayman Community Development Corporation. He is also a former board member of Peoples Community Development Corporation and the Missouri Foundation For Health. Dr. Tyler is a 1982 initiate the Lambda Lambda Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and an active member of the Denver Alumni Chapter.

Dr. Tyler has two children; a daughter Imani, and a son Chinelo.