Eddie Kaufholz

The New Activist 005 : Leroy Barber

Eddie Kaufholz
The New Activist 005 : Leroy Barber

Leroy Barber has a story. One that takes him from “not being chosen,” to giving voices to those who are leading a movement. The man who was once an evangelist is now an activist fighting for racial equality, environmental issues, and the dignity of the marginalized.

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Rev. Leroy Barber has dedicated more than 25 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism. He is currently the Co-Founder and Director of The Voices Project, College Pastor at Kilns College, and the Director of @HopeMob.

He is the author of several books including Red, Brown, Yellow, Black and White: Who’s More Precious In His Sight? with Velma Maia Thomas and most recently Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World.

Leroy has been married to Donna for the past 30 years and together they have five children – Jessica, Joshua, Joel, Asha and Jonathan.

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I began to move towards activism as I began to look at systematic injustice.
— Leroy Barber, The New Activist