Cheryl Cornish

The Rev. Cheryl Cornish


Rev. Cheryl Cornish has been pastor of First Congregational Church in Memphis since 1988.  Named as one of the 36 “Most Vital” congregations in the denomination, First Congregational has engaged in creative witness and partnership with the 30 other organizations housed within its facilities.  Ministries of the church include the Revolutions Bicycle Co-op, the Global Goods Fair Trade Store, the Pilgrim House Hostel and “Voices of the South”, a regional theater.   In 2003, Cheryl received Women of Achievement’s "Courage" award for her activism.  She received the "Award for Distinction in Congregational Ministry" from YDS in 2008. She is married to flamenco guitarist Mark Allen.

Memphis, Tennessee