Rob Stephens

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The Rev. Rob Stephens is an organizer and trainer with the Racial Equity Institute and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He is the National Political Director for Repairers of the Breach and currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington June 20, 2020 for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

He is the former Minister for Congregational Life at Middle Collegiate Church, a multicultural, multiracial, progressive church in New York City's Lower East Side. He continues to serve Middle Church as Consulting Minister for Organizing with a focus on national justice campaigns. Rob joined the pastoral team at Middle in the spring of 2016 after graduating from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York with a Masters of Divinity. Before coming to New York City for seminary, Rob served for three years as a Field Secretary for the North Carolina NAACP under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and was one of the organizers of North Carolina’s Forward Together-Moral Monday Movement. Rob serves on the Advisory Board for the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History in Chapel Hill, NC, an organization he helped co-found in 2008 that focuses on combating gentrification through oral history, community organizing and housing justice.[1]