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Michael McBride

National Director of Urban Strategies, LIVE FREE Campaign

Michael McBride, known as “Pastor Mike,” is a native of San Francisco and has been active in ministry for more than 20 years. Throughout the years, Michael’s commitment to holistic ministry can be seen through his leadership roles in both the church and community organizations. Michael planted The Way Christian Center in West Berkeley, where he presently serves as the Lead Pastor.

In March 2012, he became the National Director for Urban Strategies/LIVE FREE Campaign with the PICO National Network, a campaign led by hundreds of faith congregations throughout the United States committed to addressing gun violence and mass incarceration of young people of color. In 2013, Michael was selected as the #9 Top Clergy Leader to Watch in the US by the Center for American Progress.

Michael has served on a number of local and national task forces with the White House and Department of Justice regarding gun violence prevention, boys and men of color and police-community relationships. He is a regular guest on MSNBC, CNN and Al-Jazeera programs providing commentary for issues related to faith and racial justice. Michael is a graduate of Duke University’s Divinity School, with an emphasis in Ethics and Public Policy.