The Rev. Errol Dwain Gilliard Sr., a Baptist minister and pastor of West Baltimore's Greater Harvest Baptist Church who was a vocal proponent for peace during Baltimore's 2015 unrest, died of cancer Saturday at the Seasons Hospice at Sinai Hospital. The Severn resident was 58.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Fairmount Avenue, he was the son of Hugh T. Gilliard, a laborer, and Mamie Gilliard.
He attended Fannie L. Barbour School and was a 1976 graduate of Carver Vocational-Technical High School, where he studied printing and publication.
Family members said he had wanted to become a preacher since he was a child.
"He would go to church and come home and...