headshot
Joshua DuBois
Obama's former faith advisor, writer, CEO

Joshua DuBois is one of the country's leading experts on faith-based partnerships and issues impacting African Americans, and author of the bestselling book, The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama. Joshua led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships in President Obama’s first term and was called the President’s “Pastor-in-Chief” by TIME Magazine. He spearheaded the White House’s work on responsible fatherhood, grassroots community partnerships and religion in foreign affairs, and brought together diverse religious leaders to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges. Joshua now leads a consulting firm, Values Partnerships, that creates faith-based and community partnerships for the public, private and non-profit sectors. Joshua is a frequent media commentator and has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC News’ This Week, PBS Newshour, CNN and elsewhere. Joshua has been named to "The Root 100" and "Ebony Power 150" list of the most influential African Americans in the country. Joshua has also has authored four cover stories for Newsweek magazine, including a seminal piece entitled “The Fight for Black Men” which historian Taylor Branch called “stunning.” Joshua received his Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University. A former associate pastor at a small Pentecostal church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Joshua originally hails from Nashville, Tennessee. He currently lives outside Washington, D.C. with his wife, Michelle and son, August.