Mark Kelly Tyler is a native of Oakland, CA. He is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
He is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University (B.A., Religion), Payne Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity), and the University of Dayton (Ph.D., Educational Leadership).
Dr. Tyler is a documentary film maker. He has produced several projects, including Bishop Richard Allen: Apostle of Freedom (The Documentary), The Anvil: Echoes from the General Conference, The Anvil: The Spirit of African Methodism, and The Anvil: Preaching on the Frontline. He has been on air in other documentaries, including Dr. Henry Louis “Skip” Gates’ PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.
Dr. Tyler has also been active in the world of theological education, currently serving as a Fully Affiliated Faculty Member at the Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio. He has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Payne Theological Seminary (PTS), Northeastern Seminary (NES), New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS), and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Additionally, Dr. Tyler is the past Director of Church Relations and Alumni Affairs at PTS and the past Director of Church Vocations at NBTS.
Dr. Tyler’s ministry has also led him into the work of organizing for social justice. As a member of POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild), he is the past Co-Chair of both the Board of Directors and the the Clergy Caucus. He is currently the Co-Director of POWER Live Free Campaign. POWER is a member of Faith in Action, formerly the PICO Network.
Dr. Tyler is the Co-Host of “The POWER Hour” on WURD Radio in Philadelphia, along with Bishop Dwayne Royster. The show airs Monday through Friday mornings at 6 AM and discusses news of the day through the lens of social justice. As a radio host, Dr. Tyler has had the opportunity to interview some of the most influential persons in our country.