Michael W. Waters Award-winning author, social commentator, professor, activist, and founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church in Dallas, Texas.

The Reverend Dr. Michael W. Waters is founder and Senior Pastor of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church in Dallas, Texas. As pastor, professor, author, motivational speaker, and community activist, Waters’ words of hope and empowerment inspire national and international audiences. Featured upon such esteemed platforms as The NBC Nightly News, the British Broadcasting Corporation, EBONY Magazine, VICE on HBO, and National Public Radio, Waters is the award-winning author of FREESTYLE: Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, and Pop Culture. Among numerous honors, Waters is the 2015 recipient of Southern Methodist University's Distinguished Alumni Emerging Leader Award. Visit Official Website at http://michaelwwaters.com/.

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