Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, II
Reverend Dr. Barber serves as Pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church and Chairperson of the Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation. He is also the President of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and serves as National Board Member of the NAACP and Board Member of the NC Justice Center.
As President of the NC NAACP, Dr. Barber fought and helped to secure over 200 million new dollars for low wealth and disadvantaged students. He also joined with the Center for Civil Rights filing an amicus brief to the NC Supreme court and the US legislative district and helped to win a minimum wage raise.
As Chairperson of “Rebuilding Broken Places,” Dr. Barber has helped to develop homes for flood victims, first time homebuyers, led the effort to secure a low moderate-income senior citizen’s complex, and the construction of a Community Development Resource Center.
Dr. Barber graduated --cum laude from North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., receiving a B.A. in Political Science. Received a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University-- was a Benjamin Mays Fellow and a Dean scholar. Dr. Barber has a Doctoral degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, with a concentration in Public Policy and Pastoral Care.