of the African American Pastorsí Coalition (AAPC), Incorporated is to united and
mobilize member pastors for prophetic ministry that results in liberating and
empowering the larger community.
The AAPC is a timeless model of ministry, demonstrating
Christís relevance in the world by networking diverse ministries to effect
Through the unity of AAPC we strive to:
1. Address the spiritual needs of members and the
larger community in order to foster whole and healthy individuals as well as
2. Provide proactive leadership in the advancement
of educational development through innovative programming and organized
3. Provide proactive leadership in politics through
activism, voter mobilization and elected officials accountability
4. Provide economic stimulation to underdevelopment
and underserved communities through
strong, creative and profit driven ventures such as housing development and
5. Strengthen the family by building upon the
spiritual, political, educational and the economic programs established through
The Organization meets monthly to address issues that
directly affect the African American Community at-large. Under the leadership of the Executive
Committee, composite of eleven (11) directors and officers, which includes the
President, the Vice President at Large, the Vice President of Economic
Development, the Vice President of Educational Development, the Vice President
of Outreach and Public Relations, the Treasurer, the Recording Secretary,
Minister of Pastoral Care, Chaplain and two members of the Board of Directors
appointed by the President.
AAPC is lives into its liberation model of ministry through
its gender inclusive and diverse denominational network of pastors. Full membership with all rights and
privileges is open to all Senior Pastors and to not more than two Associate or
Assistant Pasts appointed by Senior Pastors of local African-American
congregations. Full members have the
participatory rites through voting and policy advisement, officer and committee
The stellar event of the year is the Dr. Martin Luther King
Worship service commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. King and his black church influence. Services are held annually on the Martin
Luther King Holiday.
Prior Year Accomplishments
In 1996, the AAPC acquired and became the chief fiduciary
sponsor of the embattled Common Ground Credit Union in Dallas.
The Credit Union under the leadership of the Economic Development was
eventually merged with the Dallas Telco Credit Union.
The AAPC has led in the reorganizing of the strained Dallas
Independent School District and the
improved relations between communities concerned with the future of the school
The AAPC leads churches to participate in the Super Sunday
by taking members to the poles and voting in massive numbers during local,
state and national elections.
The AAPC Formed the African American Pastorís Coalition
Community Development Corporation to coordinate its economic development
initiatives. In 1999, the AAPC CDC broke
ground on Unity Estates ( a 30 million 58 are master planned community) that will include 285 single family homes, a
greenbelt, and a homeowners association.
Construction on the houses began in the summer of 2000.
The AAPC co-sponsored with the Dallas Leadership Foundation
a 2-day conference on poverty.
Board Members of the AAPC have been recruited to serve on
the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors and the Dallas County
Area of the American Red Cross.