Jelani Greenidge

A Pacific Northwest native, Jelani Greenidge is a dynamic communicator with a drive to inform, inflame, and inspire. When he’s not doing freelance work, he’s also learning on the job as associate pastor of Sunset Covenant Church in Portland, Ore.

Whether in print, in song, or in person, Jelani engages people with a stylized blend of urban intellect, incisive commentary, and practical theology. He tackles a variety of subjects, but his sweet spot is right at the three-way intersection of nerd culture, hip-hop culture, and evangelical culture. He is a speaker, writer, arranger, producer, hip-hop emcee/lyricist, stand-up comic, and the founder of Motif Worship, a resource for keyboard-driven worship leaders.

Plus he dabbles in comedy now.

Jelani resides with his lovely bride Holly in north Portland alongside several resilient plants, an XBOX One, and no pets.

Diversity in Silicon Valley

CNN’s latest ‘Black in America’ special sparked an important debate that needs to be had about the lack of African American entrepreneurs in the technology world. But honest dialogue needs to trump defensiveness and accusations of racism.

The Whole Truth, So Help Us God

First it was Shirley Sherrod, now Juan Williams; both victims of our sound-bite media culture. As Christians, we must look for the whole truth in every situation, because half-truths are worse than outright lies. Not having come up professionally in the world of...