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.

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

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