Race & Faith Forum

Watch the live panel discussion on race and faith from November 18th, featuring two African- American brothers and one sister.


Reverend Gerald P. Richard II

Pastor | Lawyer | Professor

Reverend Gerald P. Richard II, Esq. serves as pastor of Prince Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Tucson, Arizona. He has served Murph Community African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He has served as pastor of Harbert Chapel AME in Flagstaff, Arizona for 4 ½ years and Murph Community AME Church in Phoenix, Arizona for 3 years.

Rev. Richard is an attorney who practices criminal law and personal injury. He is a former adjunct faculty for Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and Mesa Community College. He has chaired the Arizona Supreme Court’s Commission on Minorities, the Arizona Black Bar Association, and the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Foundation. He has been married for over 35 years. He has two beautiful daughters whom he fondly refers to as his heart and his soul, and God has blessed him with a granddaughter, whom he calls Little Bit and a grandson, whom he calls Big Man.

Reverend Sheriolyn Curry

Preacher | Teacher | Church Planter

As a servant leader, Rev Curry’s mission is to serve humankind, and empower others to use their God-given gifts with excellence and to the glory of God. Rev. Curry is very active in the community. She has served as the Chair of the Board of Seeking Doors, Inc., and is a member of the African American Advisory Council for Congressional District 7. She has received numerous awards including the Positively Powerful Woman Award for Spiritual Leadership in 2012, and the NAACP 2016 Image Award for Religion, the Global Women’s Summit Award for Leadership and the Desert Mountain Conference YPD Pastor of the Year.

Marc Whitehorn

Elder | Pilot | Disciple

Marc has been following and loving Jesus for 30 years, despite what has happened to him and around him. Although he says he has no formal theological credentials his favorite verses are Psalm 139:23-24; Proverbs 4:23; 1 Peter 4:8; and 1 John 4:20-21. He is a pilot for American Airlines, an accomplished flutist, and he is an elder at The Spring Church in Tempe. He and his wife, Katie, are committed followers of Jesus, and are constantly devoting themselves to service for the Kingdom.