Our People

Our Team

Pastor William McCullough

Pastor William McCullough

Founder & Senior Advisor

Pastor William McCullough is an influential leader who has served with excellence and integrity throughout his 20 years of ministry. He founded FaithActs in 2014 because God gave him a vision of better education for children in his city and throughout our state. He serves as senior advisor to our executive director, and leads our clergy organizers through community organizing and civic engagement work.

Pastor McCullough is the Senior Pastor of Russell Temple CME Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut with more than 250 members and 10 outreach ministries. He is also the President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Bridgeport, an alliance of 86 black Christian pastors, and the Presiding Elder over all 22 CME Churches in New England and New York State.

The founder of U-Turn Ministries and Safe Street Kids, Pastor McCullough has touched the lives of thousands in Pennsylvania and Connecticut through relief efforts, community service initiatives, and humanitarian projects. His vision is to proactively bridge the gap between churches and schools, creating a safe community environment that promises, promotes, and provides educational enhancement for our children.

Jamilah Prince-Stewart


As executive director of FaithActs for Education, Jamilah Prince-Stewart has changed the conversation about public education in Connecticut. Under Jamilah’s leadership, FaithActs works with congregations across the state to build power and secure critical wins for our children.

The leader of Connecticut’s Black-led, faith-based, education advocacy community organizing non-profit, Jamilah ensures we fulfill our mission of improving education opportunities for Black, Brown and low-income students so that they can graduate from college, take care of their family, and fulfill their God-given potential.

FaithActs’ success is rooted in Jamilah’s background in community organizing and ability to affect large-scale change at the state level.

Jamilah Prince-Stewart

Our Staff

Duanecia Evans Clark

Executive Vice President, Strategy

Edisha Brandy

Executive Vice President, Operations and Finance

Amanda Pinto

Vice President, Communications

Solana Davis

Senior Director, Program

Meredith Cosby

Director, Operations

Tanya Smith-Long

Membership Manager

Our Clergy Organizers

Our Specialists

Board Members

  • Rev. Jeremy L. Williams, M.Div.
  • Gayle Slossberg
  • Alex Johnston
  • John Motley
  • Toni Harp
  • Bishop John R Thompson
  • Pastor Moisés Mercedes

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