Mark Lavine

Manhattan Borough President

Vanessa L. Gibson

Bronx Borough President

Dr. Yusef Salaam

NYC Council Member, District 9

Cordell Cleare

New York State Senator

Adriano Espaillat

U.S. Congressman (NY-13)

Mariel De La Cruz

Director of Events and Partnerships

Pastor Michael A. Walrond, JR.

Senior Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church

  • Rev. Walrond, who is also affectionately known by the congregation as Pastor Mike, serves as the leader, pastor and teacher to the “ever evolving community of visionaries & dreamers” at First Corinthian Baptist Church.
  • Within two years of his leadership at FCBC, the church experienced a tremendous amount of growth, inevitably necessitating the addition of a second service. Over the past eight years, membership at FCBC has grown from three hundred and fifty disciples to over seven thousand, and has led to the creation of several new ministries and initiatives.

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