Our Story

The Beloved Community Center of Greensboro, North Carolina (BCC) is a community-based, grassroots empowerment oriented organization rooted in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of proactive struggles for racial and economic justice, democracy and beloved community, the BCC is committed to grassroots empowerment, especially among minorities, within the context and spirit of forging a beloved community for all resident

Drawing deeply from the life and work of movement leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ella Baker in conjunction with over 50 years of connected struggle in and around Greensboro; the Beloved Community Center of Greensboro’s connection to the social justice movement started long before it’s official founding 20 years ago. Officially founded in 1991 by Rev. Barbara Dua, Assistant Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Z. Holler, Pastor of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant and Rev. Nelson N. Johnson, Pastor of Faith Community Church; the BCC has continued to pursue its mission and dream of building of an inclusive community that uplifts the dignity, worth and enormous potential of all.  Through community building, community organizing, advocacy and other forms of coalition building, the BCC continues to work towards building a “Beloved Community.”

Our Story

The Beloved Community Center of Greensboro, North Carolina (BCC) is a community-based, grassroots empowerment oriented organization rooted in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of proactive struggles for racial and economic justice, democracy and beloved community, the BCC is committed to grassroots empowerment, especially among minorities, within the context and spirit of forging a beloved community for all resident

Drawing deeply from the life and work of movement leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ella Baker in conjunction with over 50 years of connected struggle in and around Greensboro; the Beloved Community Center of Greensboro’s connection to the social justice movement started long before it’s official founding 20 years ago. Officially founded in 1991 by Rev. Barbara Dua, Assistant Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Z. Holler, Pastor of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant and Rev. Nelson N. Johnson, Pastor of Faith Community Church; the BCC has continued to pursue its mission and dream of building of an inclusive community that uplifts the dignity, worth and enormous potential of all.  Through community building, community organizing, advocacy and other forms of coalition building, the BCC continues to work towards building a “Beloved Community.”

“Our mission is to forge and continually expand a quality of leadership and beloved community to guide Greensboro into a new era of equitable economic sufficiency, peace, social, gender and racial justice that can serve as a model and inspiration for ourselves, our region, our nation and our world.”

“Our mission is to forge and continually expand a quality of leadership and beloved community to guide Greensboro into a new era of equitable economic sufficiency, peace, social, gender and racial justice that can serve as a model and inspiration for ourselves, our region, our nation and our world.”

Words from our Executive Director

“We envision and work toward social and economic relations that affirm and realize the equality, dignity, worth and potential of every person.”

To create a “beloved community,” a community with the above vision and purpose, one must be led by a visionary.  Beloved Community Center is blessed to have such leadership in the person of Rev. Nelson Johnson.  Please find in the space below, some thoughts, incite, opinions, vision and direction from this servant of humankind…………….

Words from our Executive Director

“We envision and work toward social and economic relations that affirm and realize the equality, dignity, worth and potential of every person.”

To create a “beloved community,” a community with the above vision and purpose, one must be led by a visionary.  Beloved Community Center is blessed to have such leadership in the person of Rev. Nelson Johnson.  Please find in the space below, some thoughts, incite, opinions, vision and direction from this servant of humankind…………….

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mrs. Patricia Priest
-Chairperson

Mr. Dale Tonkins
-Vice Chairperson

Mrs. Deborah Underwood
-Secretary Treasurer

Former Mayor Carolyn Allen

Ms. Cherrell Brown

Ms. Juanita Brown

Mrs. Sylvia Clapp-White

Atty. Dayna Cunningham

Prof. Hollyce “Sherry” Giles

Ms. Jennifer Henderson

Rev. Willie Jones

Mr. Jonte’ Miller

Mr. Steve Sumerford

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mrs. Patricia Priest
-Chairperson

Mr. Dale Tonkins
-Vice Chairperson

Mrs. Deborah Underwood
-Secretary Treasurer

Former Mayor Carolyn Allen

Ms. Cherrell Brown

Ms. Juanita Brown

Mrs. Sylvia Clapp-White

Atty. Dayna Cunningham

Prof. Hollyce “Sherry” Giles

Ms. Jennifer Henderson

Rev. Willie Jones