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.

David Merritt-Shaw
Brother Germany Henry
Cindy Lawrence
Deacon Anthony Harris
MCC Marikina, Philippines
MCC Phoenix
Milwaukee MCC
MCC of the Blue Ridge
Pastora Isabel Marquez-E
Rev. Alycia Erickson
Rev. Elder Ines-Paul Baumann
Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown
Deacon Bonnie Moore
Deb Kassien
Gwen Templeton
Huey Lee
Jack Hutter
Jim East
Rev. Katie Cassidy
Rev. Lee Carlton
Rev. Mel Martinez
Rev. Miak Siew
Rev. Michael Cronin
Rev. Michael Hydes
Rev. Gordon R. McCoy
Rev. Harry Knox
Rev. Janice Bowker
Rev. Joe Cobb
Rev. Karen Thompson
Rev. Renae Phillips
Rev. Rick Rhen-Sosbe
Rev. Tory V. Topjian
Rev. Vickie Miller
Rev. Wanda Floyd
Richard Ward, III, Lay Delegate
Lauren Bennett
Liz Bisordi
Marie Alford-Harkey
Marilyn Kane
MCC Sacred Journey
MCC Washington DC
Michael Rhen-Sosbe
Linda Brenner
Mark Banashak
David York
Ana Ester Pádua Freire
Dr. David Williams
Ana Tarver
Mike Haase
Rev. Gene Hutter
Pastor Susie Brenner
Rev. Pressley Sutherland
Shelly Foster
Elizabeth Jensen-Forbell
Elmer Ladlee
FirstCoast MCC
Divine Peace MCC
Beyond These Walls MCC
MCC Paducah
MCC of Baton Rouge
Open Circle MCC
Julia Gordon
Karla Dutey-Amburgey
Kate Woodrow Cheong
Katherine Noll
Kathy Cassoday
Rev. Brendan Boone
Rev. Cathy Alexander
Rev. Dr. Joan Saniuk
Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos
Rev. Elder Diane Fisher
Rev. Annie Steinberg-Behrman
Rev. Betty Pedersen
Rev. Bispa Margarita Sanchez De León
Carole Weissman
Chaplain Denis Iraguha
Chaplain V. Jill Sizemore
Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez,
Rev. Elder Mona West, Ph.D.
Rev. Emily Worman
Jude Litzenberger
Liz and Minnie Colon
Rev. Elder Tony Freeman
Vanessa Williams
Rev. Robert Coates
Tammy Erwin
Rev. Victor H. Floyd
Marsha Warren
Kimberly Brown
MCC Rehoboth
MCC Baltimore
Wendy LaChaunce
Rev. Victoria L. Burson
Velma Garcia
Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell
Rev. Richard D. Hendricks
Ronnie Marshall
Rev. Richard Hendricks
Sharilyn Steketee
Reverend Elder Cecilia Eggleston
Carla Petersen
Church of the Trinity MCC, Florida
David De Jesús
Adrian Christian
Rev. Donna Twardowski
Ricky Hollis
Scottie Shelton
Edie Russell
Rev. Terri Steed Pierce
Joy MCC, Orlando
Dawn Flynn
Ciradah O’Campo-Taylor
Rev. Fr. Ambrose Obongo Mbuya
Rehema MCC, Kisumu, Kenya
Pamela A Hayes
Rev. Doretha Williams Flournoy
Kim Martin
Jim Hartoon
Joe Hyland
MCC Good Shepherd, Western Sydney
Orgena Rose
Rev Dr. Neil G Cazares-Thomas
Pastor Elaine Rivera
Pastor Michael Jason Masaganda
Open Arms MCC, Hawaii
The Village MCC, Brighton
Steve Warren
Robin Hawley Gorsline
South Gulf Coast Network
Wichita Falls MCC, Texas
Elder Nancy Maxwell
God’s Acre MCC, Florida
Jackie Gascho
Jose-Joanne Buck Narciso
Bishop Richard Mickley
Marina Laws
Michael W. Smith

MCCers and Churches in the News

18 Mar 2019 Take Me to Church (California, USA)

16 Mar 2019 Hundreds gather at Bloomington mosque to show support for Muslim Minnesotans (USA)

15 Mar 2019 Local faith leaders come together to support Lehigh Valley Muslim community (Pennsylvania, USA)

15 Mar 2019 Canadian musicians to offer workshops and concert March 22-23 (Delaware, USA)

13 Mar 2019 Cleve Jones to be honored in Cuba

4 Mar 2019 Ousted needle exchange opening new site. Kennewick businesses are hot (Washington, USA)

4 Mar 2019 United Methodists Vote to Keep Bans on Gay Marriage, LGBT Clergy (USA)

2 Mar 2019 Bare Theatre’s Flamboyant Timon of Athens Is a Bold, Sassy, and Raw Passion Project (North Carolina, USA)

1 Mar 2019 Parents of Matthew Shepard, murdered for being gay, to speak in Toronto (Ontario, Canada)

28 Feb 2019 A united church, divided: Methodists speak on split over gay marriage, clergy in historic vote (Michigan, USA)

27 Feb 2018 Groups seek names for Stonewall 50 honor wall (USA)

27 Feb 2019 U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib Visits REC to Hear From LGBTQ Faith Leaders, Youth (Michigan, USA)

26 Feb 2019 ‘Haters gonna hate’: Swastikas painted over an LGBT flag at a church – but its leaders ‘shake it off’ by quoting ‘the great prophet’ Taylor Swift (Australia)

25 Feb 2019 We’re here. We’re queer. Now what? (Ontario, Canada)

22 Feb 2019 Dick Sommers, oldest member of Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A., dies at 82 (USA)

21 Feb 2019 National LGBTQ Wall of Honor to be established inside Stonewall Inn (New York, USA)

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Take Action

13 Feb 2019 NDD United Sign-On Letter To Congress

9 Feb 2019 Sign on: HHS foster care religious exemption letter

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