Rev. Stephen A. Green currently serves as Social Justice Pastor, Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York and Chair of Faith for Black Lives. Rev. Green is one of the nation’s leading thought leaders on faith, social justice, and organizing.
As an Activist and Pastor, Rev. Green is leading the next generation of voices. He’s out front on social issues, racial equality and strives daily to live courageously through his commitment to do justice and walk humbly with God.
As one of the nation’s youngest leading civil rights activists, Rev. Green has led mobilizations and nonviolent direct-action campaigns across the country. In the wake of George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests, he founded the virtual JusticeCon summit featuring Vice President Joe Biden, Rev. Al Sharpton, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and many more.
Rev. Green previously served as the National Director of the Youth and College Division of the NAACP, the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely respected grassroots civil rights organization. In this role, he oversaw an army of more than 30,000 young activists across 800 active youth councils and college chapters throughout the nation.
In June 2017, Rev. Green was appointed as Senior Pastor of Heard AME Church, Roselle, NJ, “The Community Church”. He has led this ministry in spiritual and fiscal growth through prophetic preaching, passionate worship, and community empowerment. Additionally, Rev. Green led the church in hosting the inaugural God is Woke Festival to empower the community in faith and freedom through the arts.
Rev. Green holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Morehouse College and a Master of Divinity from The University of Chicago. Rev. Green resides in New York City.