Dr. Timothy e. Tyler

The Reverend Dr. Timothy E. Tyler is the Pastor of Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church in Denver, Colorado. Reverend Tyler earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio; a Master of Divinity degree from Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications/Journalism from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. 


Dr. Tyler has distinguished himself as a Social Justice Advocate. He led the fight to get justice for a homeless man named Marvin Booker who was killed in the Denver Jail. Booker’s family was awarded $6,000,000.00, the highest amount ever awarded to victim of misuse of force in Denver’s history.

Dr. Tyler has organized and facilitated several community events designed to bring awareness to the pervasive spread of homophobia, xenophobia, misogyny, and gentrification. His continued efforts to involve the church in such movements as the Black Lives Matter movement is a testament to his belief that the church and community are called to work together on social justice issues.

 Dr. Tyler currently serves on a community advisory committee for the Denver District Attorney. Dr. Tyler was appointed in January of 2011 to the Colorado State Judicial Performance Commission. He is also the Chairman of the Dean of Instructions for the 5th Episcopal District of the AME Church. Dr. Tyler is the founder of the Wayman Community Development Corporation. He is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.