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Rodrick Burton has led the New Northside Baptist Church to be a regional leader in Environmental Justice and Sustainability issues in partnership with Green the Church, the Sierra Club of Eastern Mo and The Nature’s Conservancy. New Northside was the first African American congregation to install solar panels on their Church and Community Center.
Reverend Burton advocated, along with the environmental community for St. Louis to pass Resolution 124 and was appointed to the City’s Clean Energy Advisory Board.
Burton’s advocacy resulted in the EPA 2019 Publication, Supporting Healthy Houses of Worship, as well as the 2020’s webinar series: Interagency Interfaith Collaboration for Vulnerable Communities. These free Webinars were part of an education thrust to provide better access to EPA Efficiency programs and training for churches.
Burton earned a Master’s in Educational Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis Mo and is currently a Visiting Instructor in Practical Theology at Covenant.
Pastor Burton is married to Carlotta Burton, with adult twins, Zoe and Zarek, and resides in St. Louis, County.