The Myrtle Fillmore Award
Rev. Gregory Guice
Rev. Guice was ordained at the Unity School for religious studies in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in the year 2000, after which, he served as senior minister at Unity Christ Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He went on to serve as co-minister of Detroit Unity Temple with Rev. Argentina Glasgow, leaving to take the senior minister’s position at Unity of Lake Orion. In 2012, Rev Guice returned to Detroit Unity Temple as the senior minister.
Rev. Guice has received many honors over the years. He was recognized as one of the top ten teachers in the United States by Ebony magazine in 1988, in 1989 he was listed in “Who’s Who in Black America,” and in 2003 he was inducted into the “Martin Luther King Board of Preachers” at Morehouse College. Twice, he has been featured in Unity’s Daily Word, and in 2005 he received the Rev. Ruth M. Mosley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Urban Ministry. He is married, with four children, and four grandchildren.
Reverend Gregory Guice holds a bachelor of arts degree in history and sociology, and a master of arts degree in clinical psychology.
Ruth M. Mosley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Urban Ministry
Presented by the Unity Urban Ministerial School
Rev. Leslie R. Wilson
Rev. Leslie R. Wilson is an ordained Unity minister and a graduate of Unity Urban Ministerial School, class of 2007. In 1979, she attended a class based on the book Discover the Power Within You by Rev. Eric Butterworth. The class was taught by Rev. Ruth Mosley. She was an active member for five years of the Taking Care of Your Unity Church led by the Rev. Wanda Ellis-Stubbs, an ordinand of Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon. She later joined God Land Unity Church in Detroit, Michigan, where she now serves as associate minister.
While completing ministerial school, she served in the telephone prayer ministry at Silent Unity. Rev. Leslie was assistant administrator for Unity Urban Ministerial School from 2008 to 2016. In that capacity, she served as registrar and classroom instructor. Prior to the ministry, she held various positions, including elementary school teacher. Rev. Leslie was born in Toledo, Ohio, and attended elementary and secondary schools in Toledo and in Pueblo, Colorado. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia.
One of her proudest achievements is that she is celebrating nearly two decades of sobriety, which she says has enabled her to be the person that God intended her to be. In reflecting on the many greater works in her life, she relates to Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV): “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”