Rt. Reverend Sylveta A. Hamilton-Gonzales- Founder
Rt. Rev. Sylveta Hamilton-Gonzales is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Bishop of QKingdom Ministries, Inc. Qkingdom is an interfaith Community Based Organization comprised of the New York Ecumenical Convocation, the Mystical Temple of the Rose and Flame, the Inter-cultural Awareness Council, the Education in Advancement Program/QK Scholarship Foundation, Woman of Great Esteem (WGE) Award, M.A.C.A.D.E.M.Y. School of Science & Technology, where students are educated, inspired and advanced, QK International Student Exchange Program and the Interfaith Academy.
Bishop Sylveta Hamilton Gonzales graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of New Rochelle where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion and received the Medal of Honor for Academic Excellence as well as the National Dean’s List Award of Merit for Outstanding Academic Achievement. At the College of New Rochelle, she served as Vice President and President of the Student Government Association and later became an adjunct professor of Comparative Religious Traditions, and English-Experience Learning and Identity. She is also a graduate of the New York Theological Seminary where she received her certification in Christian Ministry.
Accepted at both Harvard and Princeton Seminary, she chose Princeton, where she received a Masters degree in Divinity. At Princeton, Bishop Hamilton-Gonzales was a scholar under the “Dean of Preaching” the late Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, she was also elected Middle Class Representative and Vice President of the Student Government Association; Chairperson of the Association of Black Seminarians Multi-Cultural Activities (Black History Month) and Council Member of Princeton Theological Seminar Woman’s Center. She was the Founder/Spokesperson of the Seminarians for Justice Coalition. Her distinguished leadership qualities earned her the prestigious Reverend William Alfred Byrd Centennial Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Princeton Theological Seminary Community. As a result, her name appears in the permanent record of Princeton Theological Seminary Catalogue. Bishop Gonzales was later accepted at Drew University to work on her PhD in Religion and Society/Her Doctorate in Ministry.
The many facets of Bishop Gonzales’ mission are culminated in her synthesis of the spiritual, social and political. She is a dynamic leader who has worked relentlessly to develop QKingdom Ministries, Inc and its subsidiaries that include the Woman of Great Esteem Organization. Under her magnanimous leadership MACADEMY School of Science & Technology has advanced and become a top-ranked school on GreatSchools.org in New York State. Bishop Gonzales is also an internationally known outstanding Educator and motivational public speaker.
Bishop Gonzales’ outstanding achievements include her nomination as one of the 500 Greatest Geniuses of the 21st Century; she has also been recognized as an inaugural member of the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England as one of the Top 100 Educators 2006; 2006 ONI Award recipient; 2007 Carib News Business Conference Marcus Garvey Award; Caribbean Food Delights’ Community Service Award; The Spirit of New York Award; the World Lifetime Achievement Award; Millennium Hall of Fame inductee; Who’s Who in International Leadership and International Distinguished Leaders; Proclamation from the Government of Bermuda. She is a member of the International Black Women’s Congress and the Progressive Democratic Political Association.
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