About Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC)

Founded in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change, aging, and global human rights. MCC was the first to perform same-gender marriages and has been on the forefront of the struggle towards marriage equality in the USA and other countries worldwide.

MCC recognizes a state of need around the world in the areas of human rights and justice including but not limited to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. As people of faith, MCC endeavors to build bridges that liberate and unite voices of sacred defiance. MCC leads from the margins and transforms.

Rev. Robert Coats
Rev. Gene Hutter
Rev. Karen Thompson
Divine Peace MCC
Rev. Michael Hydes
Mike Haase
Gwen Templeton
Velma Garcia
Brother Germany Henry
Pastor Michael Jason Masaganda
Marilyn Kane
MCC Marikina, Philippines
God’s Acre MCC, Florida
Rev. Renae Phillips
Tammy Erwin
Ana Tarver
Rev. Annie Steinberg-Behrman
Brother Germany Henry
Rev. Lee Carlton
Kimberly Brown
Rev. Janice Bowker
Beyond These Walls MCC, Florida
Rev. Cathy Alexander
Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell
Carla Petersen
Ronnie Marshall
Linda Brenner
Elder Nancy Maxwell
Deacon Anthony Harris
Rev. Victoria L. Burson
Rev. Betty Pedersen
Mark Banashak
Rev. Robert Coates
MCC of Baton Rouge
Elizabeth Jensen-Forbell
Kimberly Brown
Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston
Jack Hutter
Katherine Noll
Open Circle MCC
Pastor Susie Brenner
Rev. Victor H. Floyd
Michael Rhen-Sosbe
Rev. Vickie Miller
Rev. Bispa Margarita Sanchez De León
MCC Sacred Journey
Bishop Richard Mickley, Amici
Jim East
MCC Baltimore
FirstCoast MCC
Rev. Rick Rhen-Sosbe
South Gulf Coast Network
Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez
Rev. Elder Mona West, Ph.D.
Richard Ward, III
Deacon Bonnie Moore
MCC Christ the Liberator, New Jersey
Open Arms MCC, Hawaii
Rev. Victor H. Floyd
Rev. Elder Ines-Paul Baumann
Chaplain Denis Iraguha
Rev. Gordon R. McCoy
Deb Kassien
Rev. Joe Cobb
Julia Gordon
Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos
Jackie Gascho
MCC Phoenix
Kate Woodrow Cheong
Church of the Trinity MCC, Florida
South Gulf Coast Network
Rev. Mel Martinez
Huey Lee
Michael W. Smith
David Merritt-Shaw
Rev. Miak Siew
Liz and Minnie Colon
Sharilyn Steketee
MCC of Baton Rouge
Rev. Harry Knox
Rev. Alycia Erickson
Rev. Joan Saniuk
Vanessa Williams
Ana Ester Pádua Freire
Rev. Richard D. Hendricks
Rev. Annie Steinberg-Behrman
Rev. Michael Cronin
Marsha Warren
Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown
Steve Warren
Karla Dutey-Amburgey
Rev. Emily Worman
Rev. Elder Tony Freeman
David De Jesús
Wendy LaChaunce
Jude Litzenberger
Rev. Elder Diane Fisher
Lauren Bennett
MCC Rehoboth
Elmer Ladlee
Rev. Brendan Boone
Liz Bisordi
Wichita Falls MCC, Texas
MCCDC, Washington DC
MCC of the Blue Ridge
Marie Alford-Harkey
Rev. Wanda Floyd
Robin Hawley Gorsline
Carole Weissman
The Village MCC, Brighton
Rev. Pressley Sutherland
Shelly Foster
David York
Dr. David Williams
Kathy Cassoday
Marina Laws

MCCers and Churches in the News

25 Dec 2018 2018 in pictures: Toronto’s most memorable moments (Canada)

20 Dec 2018 Four LGBTQ2 people on surviving the holidays (Canada)

16 Dec 2018 ¡El amor no espera por (el 68) nada! (Cuba)

9 Dec 2018 HIV prevention and control program (Philippines)

3 Dec 2018 What Cuba’s Religious Fundamentalists Want to Sweep Under the Carpet

1 Dec 2018 Former President George H.W. Bush Remembered on World AIDS Day (California, USA)

1 Dec 2018 Villanueva: Yearend festivities (Philippines)

30 Nov 2018 Letter: Thanks to MCC, UCC to provide safe refuge (Delaware, USA)

30 Nov 2018 World AIDS Day event Dec. 1 at Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church (Texas, USA)

28 Nov 2018 Local church to host memorial service for World AIDS Day (Texas, USA)

27 Nov 2018 Celebrate the Best of LGBTQ RVA With Diversity Richmond (Virginia, USA)

26 Nov 2018 D.C. activists reflect on Trans Day of Remembrance (USA)

21 Nov 2018 ‘Every Gay Bell And Whistle We Could Think Of’: Brisbane Couple Share Their Wedding (Australia)

20 Nov 2018 WF church honors 24 lives lost as a result of hate crimes in 2018 (Texas, USA)

20 Nov 2018 On Transgender Day of Remembrance, advocates honor lives lost to violence (D.C. USA)

20 Nov 2018 After PA synagogue shooting, Sha’ar Zahav to enhance security (California, USA)

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Take Action

16 Jan 2019 raise wage act 2019 letter support

13 Jan 2019 Urge NC Governor Roy Cooper and NC Attorney General Josh Stein to open a governmental investigation into torture-related activities at the Johnston County Airport and Kinston Global TransPark

26 Nov 2018 Help Combat Gun Violence | Host a Local Vigil

30 Oct 2018 Stand Up For Immigrant Families

25 Sep 2018 Pompeo Civil Society Letter HRR (9-24-18) for sign on

31 Aug 2018 Sign-On Letter re: Kavanaugh and Reproductive Rights

8 Jun 2018 Value Our Families Campaign – Anti-Goodlatte Sign On Letter

6 Jun 2018 Oppose “Round 2” of Trump-GOP Tax cuts – Stop another massive giveaway to the wealthy

1 Jun 2018 #JusticeForRoxsana Organizational Sign-On Letter

29 May 2018 Sign letters seeking hearings on citizenship question in Census