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 Rev. Gregory B. Druwmwright

Regarded as “being today’s voice for tomorrow’s generation”, national political activist and organizer of Justice 4 the Next Generation, Rev. Gregory Drumwright, is one of America’s most promising rising public theologians of this new decade. His leadership throughout the social justice movement has been seen on CNN, ABC, FOX, NBC and featured in articles published by Forbes, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Bloomberg, as well as
numerous international media outlets. In 2022, he was highlighted in the Netflix Documentary “Civil” for his work along side Attorney Ben Crump as the minister to the family of George Floyd throughout the trial.

Greg’s ecumenical and community leadership, as a faith leader and a millennial/Gen Z racial equity expert, has garnered him various platforms to share his message of education, empowerment and encouragement to more than a million people since he began his public speaking career. His local parish, The Citadel Church, in Greensboro, NC, has become a case study for attracting large millennial audiences, despite a sharp decline in religious practice across all church denominations.

Rev. Greg Drumwright receiving the Old North State Award from
Gov. Roy Cooper.

Among the many doors opened to him, Greg cherishes being a college instructor, a three-time guest to perform in the White House as a gospel singer and musician, a commencement speaker from elementary to collegiate stages, and an internationally traveled proliferator and activist. Drumwright’s reach builds the beloved community, indiscriminate of race, religion, gender, orientation, and social status.


His message of non-violence and reconciliatory practice has garnered him various platforms to share his message of education, empowerment and encouragement to multigenerational audiences, corporate entities, and public institutions. Currently, and alongside his pastoral duties, he
serves as a professor of Public Speaking and Human Communication, and the Senior Principal Consultant for
L.E.A.D. (Leadership Enhancement and Academic Development).

Gregory has received numerous local, state, and national awards for his service and humanitarianism. In December2020 he was the recipient of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Frank R. Parker Award, a nationalcommendation bestowed by Assistant Attorney General, Kristen Clark, for his leadership courage and perseverance asa national political activist and justice organizer.

Rev. Drumwright standing with The Floyd Family & Atty. Ben Crump during the Chauvin Trail
Rev. Drumwright leading worship during a multicultural Sunday Service

In 2018, Governor Roy Cooper conferred the Old North State Award upon him for more than 20 years of community work and appointed him to serve on the NC Courts Commission as the only non-attorney/non-legislative representative for NC citizenry. Upon the commission, Greg has become a vital voice in shaping policies pertaining to Criminal Justice Reform and new laws prohibiting the use of underage vaping. In February 2020, Black Business Ink magazine honored him with the Top 40 under 40 most
influential African American leaders, as a result of his continuing work for equity and justice in the community and
higher education.

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