The Rev. Kylon Jerome Middleton is the senior pastor of historic Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, the daughter church of Mother Emanuel AME, in Charleston, South Carolina. It is first brick building owned by African Americans in Charleston, and is located in the heart of the city, on the campus of the College of Charleston. Middleton is the co-founder, with Jennifer Pinckney and Sen. Gerald Malloy, of the Clementa Pinckney Foundation. He has one son, Kylon Joshua Middleton, a graduate student at East Carolina University.