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Pastor Michael McBride
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Pastor Michael McBride (known as “Pastor Mike”) is a native of San Francisco, CA. and has been active in ministry for almost 20 years. He is married to Cherise McBride and they have two daughters, Sarai Hope and Nylah Joy. In 2000, "Pastor Mike" graduated from Bethany College with a double bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies and Theology. In 2005, he graduated from Duke University’s Divinity School with a Master of Divinity Degree with an emphasis in Ethics and Public Policy.

Over the past 10 years, Pastor McBride's commitment to holistic ministry can be seen through his leadership roles in both the church and community organizations. These positions included: Bible Way Christian Center Youth/Young Adult Pastor, (San Jose, CA); the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP Vice President; Co-Chair of the Racial Justice Coalition of California; California State NAACP Anti-Racial Profiling Committee Organizer; Nehemiah Christian Center COGIC college director, (Durham, NC); Christian Faith Baptist Church youth pastor, (Raleigh, NC); Youth Coordinator for the Bay Area Ecclesia Fellowship Conference, Founder/Director of the Holy Hip Hop Social Justice conference and much more.

In June 2005, Pastor McBride launched a new ministry, The Way Christian Center in West Berkeley, where he presently serves as the Pastor. Since then, he has also served as the Co-Director of Intervarsity’s Black Campus Ministries at UC Berkeley and Executive Director for Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA). In March 2012, Pastor McBride became the Director for the Lifelines to Healing Campaign with the PICO National Network, a campaign that is committed to addressing gun violence and mass incarceration of young people of color. He is deeply committed to empowering urban communities, families and youth using the principles of a relevant and liberating Gospel message that transforms lives.

Entries by Pastor Michael McBride

Why We Are At The Vatican

(7) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 4:45 PM

Learn to do well; seek justice, relieve the oppressed, plead for the widow. -- Isaiah 1:17

This week, we join a delegation of PICO National Network clergy and lay leaders who will engage in a week of discussion and reflection with key Vatican leaders and advisors of Pope Francis. Without...

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The Power and Future of Black Faith

(25) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 9:53 AM

Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial - Martin Luther King, Jr

I am unapologetically...

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Why Every Jesus Follower Must Show Up In Ferguson!

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 4:02 PM

"Woe to you who are at ease in Zion!" This is the prophet Amos' refrain to the privileged elite of ancient Israel as they ignored the injustice and poverty overtaking their nation. Amos was speaking to those with power, property, wealth, agency and means. These were people who understood themselves...

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Live Free

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 10:30 AM

Scripture tells us that the weeping may last the night but joy comes in the morning. I sure hope so, because my heart is broken. Michael Brown is one of too many men and boys of color targeted and dehumanized by a system that operates as though some people are...

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Seeking Redemption: Private Prisons, Gov. Jerry Brown and All of Us

(7) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 12:59 PM

There is a moral tragedy unfolding in California and in many states across the country, and sadly, it's a tragedy with which many of us are complicit. Whether Republican or Democrat, Agnostic or Believer, Clergy or Laity, Young or Old, many of us from all races and backgrounds are standing...

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The Next Great Revolution and It Must Be Televised

(5) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 12:50 PM

As we enter the week of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the seminal public expression of the 20th century Civil Rights Movement, stark reminders remain that display the magnitude of our nation's unfinished business. There has been undeniable progress in policy and access to opportunity for historically...

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It's Not the Verdict, It's Our Values

(25) Comments | Posted July 13, 2013 | 12:58 PM

As we await the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, I have deep reservations that it's not just the guilt or innocence of Mr. Zimmerman that will ultimately be decided but our collective guilt or innocence as nation; a nation that continues to target young black men as dangerous, criminal...

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Becoming Visible

(37) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 1:30 PM

For the first time on record, black Americans headed to the voting booth in 2012 at higher rates than white Americans; yet, even as we flocked to the polls, proving that showing up can make a difference on Election Day, Ralph Ellison's words ring as true to me...

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