Pastor Michael McBride has been appointed to serve on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, designed to bring together faith and neighborhood leaders and experts.
Pastor McBride has served as the senior pastor of The Way Christian Center in Berkeley since 2005.
He has served as the vice president of the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP and the co-chair of the Racial Justice Coalition of California.
From 2009 to 2011, he served as the executive director of Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Actions, an organizing federation within the PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing) National Network. Currently, Pastor McBride is the Director of the Urban Strategies and LIVE FREE Campaigns at PICO.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee congratulated him on his appointment, saying he is “a strong spiritual leader in the East Bay who is deeply committed to empowering urban communities and is a champion for social and racial justice.”