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Rev. Dr. Terence Leathers is a recognized leader in the development and establishment of youth-oriented programs that specifically address their culture and social environment. His work is widely respected by community, civil and governmental leaders. He is pastor of the Mount Vernon Church, located in Clayton, N.C.

Recent Posts

Mar 21, 2016

There is a disturbing trend rapidly moving across this nation at an unparalleled and fevered pitch. It is based on hatred, soaked in prejudice and clothed in intolerance.

At rallies and other political gatherings, people are encouraged to act on their fears and ignorance regarding others who are different. Certainly, the current political climate fuels the spewing of mean-spirited rhetoric, and sadly, even physical attacks as we engage in what is intended to be a democratic process.

Jun 22, 2015

As a pastor of a prominently African American Church, the recent shootings that took place in Mother Emanuel, the oldest African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in the South, continue to remind us that racism is alive, screaming and kicking.

According to a survivor, the shooter said, "You rape our women and are taking over our country, you have to go."

Jun 08, 2015

On Monday the North Carolina Senate voted to override Governor McCrory's veto of SB2, a bill that would authorize government officials across the state to refuse to perform marriages or even issue marriage licenses when they have a religious objection.

Feb 17, 2015

When I first joined the Many Voices Video campaign, I wrote a reflection on the importance of having the conversation around lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) acceptance in the Black Church—even when we’re not sure how.

Since my video voicing my support as an ally and a southern minister was released, one thing is for certain: People are talking.

Jan 30, 2015

As a minister of God, it's important for me to be as inclusive as possible. That is why, when Many Voices asked me to be a part of their video campaign, I didn’t hesitate.

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