Reverend Bryan McAllister has a passion for liberation theology, social activism, and social justice. As the Director of Black Church affairs for Salvation and Social Justice, McAllister is positioned to mobilize the faith community to assist in lifting oppressed communities across the state of New Jersey. A believer of health as a fundamental right, McAllister has worked to organize congregations around the issue of healthcare and the Affordable Care Act. Believing that one of the most critical ways to reaching the Black community is through the Black Church; McAllister believes that liberation and justice can be achieved by enlisting faith leaders and congregants to address oppressive systems within their communities and beyond.
McAllister is currently the Pastor of Heard A.M.E Church in Roselle, New Jersey. He is a product of Norfolk State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio where he focused on the Black Church’s response to injustice and oppression.