The “TikTok Pastor,” Pastor of Sunnyside Reformed Church, Author, Activist & Public Theologian
Rev. Brandan Robertson is a noted author, activist, and public theologian working at the intersections of spirituality, sexuality, and social renewal. He currently serves as the Pastor of Sunnyside Reformed Church in Queens, New York. Robertson is most known for his work as the “TikTok Pastor”, creating thousands of TikTok videos on inclusive theology which have garnered over 215k followers and 5 million views. Read More >
Gay and Christian, No Contradiction | Brandan Robertson | TEDxLSSU
On Marriage Equality Ruling
Evangelizing Marriage Equality Among Evangelicals Clip
How can we embrace intersectional inclusion as individuals, schools, non-profits, and faith communities? What does true inclusion look like beyond virtue signaling and outward signs and symbols? Robertson has worked with countless organizations, leaders, and governments to curate environments of intersectional inclusion and in this talk, he offers a practical guide for us all to begin the work of living out true inclusion.
There is a transformational power in coming out as LGBTQ+: It’s a spiritual, social, and psychological journey that requires bravery and boldness. In this talk, Robertson shares his own dramatic coming out story and inspires LGBTQ+ identified people to embrace their identity and their journey, while challenging non-LGBTQ+ communities to empathize, learn from, and ultimately celebrate the LGBTQ+ people in their communities.
Young people are leaving organized religion in droves, but more people than ever are identifying as spiritual. What is happening and where is this all going? In this talk, Robertson uses his own story as a millennial faith leader to help paint a picture of the progressive, inclusive spirituality that is emerging, and inspires audiences to embrace a creative spirituality of their own.
"The thing about Brandan is he’s really intelligent and he has a huge heart but he’s also fearless, and it’s that alchemy that makes him such a compelling voice."
“Exhibiting clarity, wisdom, and insight that belie his youth, Brandan Robertson has emerged as an exciting voice and leader... Robertson’s work is highly instructive—and a true inspiration.”
"Brandan stands out as a thinker and as one of the young leaders whom we would be wise to watch and to listen to. His vocation and dedication are ever-present in what he writes and says and creates."
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