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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro, NC, president of the North Carolina NAACP, and a member of the National NAACP Board.

As a full-time pastor, he has given countless volunteer hours to civil rights and movement building, because of his conviction that there is no real worship without a commitment to justice and social change.

He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and numerous other publications, and has spoken, preached and lectured around the country. In 2018 he was named as a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship Genius Grant.

His father, William J. Barber I, published The Disciples assemblies of eastern North Carolina in 1966 with the Christian Board of Publication, Chalice Press’ parent corporation.

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