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Willie Francois serves as senior pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, New Jersey (Atlantic City), and is president of the Black Church Center for Justice and Equality. In 2017, he co-authored the book, Christian Minister’s Manual: For the Pulpit and the Public Square for All Denominations. Willie organizes pastoral activism around racial equity, economic justice and criminal legal reform. He has written for HuffPost, Religion Dispatches, Civil Eats, The Hill and The Christian Century concerning a range of matters pivoting around race, class and religion in the US.