Our Board

Donald B McGaw, PhD, LCSW

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Bill Carpenter

Bill Carpenter

Bill grew up in Memphis, TN where in his early teens, he witnessed much of the civil rights movement, including nonviolent demonstrations and marches led by Dr. King, Rev. James Lawson and his brother Phil and other of his present day heroes. After graduating from the University of Alabama, he worked in business and marketing in retailing and real estate.

Coming out as a 40 year old, he shifted his attention from a traditional business career to a life of service. Presently, Bill is an active student of Truth principles, active at his Unity church and as a trainer in welcoming diversity and in principles of nonviolence. Bill says one of his greatest Soulforce experiences was early in Soulforce history at the UMC convention in Cleveland, OH in 2000 hearing two of his s/heroes Bob and Jeanie Graetz tell about the "second time their house was firebombed" while living in Montgomery, Alabama.

"Today, I call upon every LGBT person to reach deep within and connect with the joyous truth of who you are and declare, once and for all, I will not accept being treated as a 2nd class person or citizen of my country. Today, I stand with all oppressed peoples of the earth and declare: I am whole and worthy and loved – just as I am!"

 

 

 

 

Rev. Rob Hammock

Rev Rob HammockRev. Rob Hammock has served as an Associate Minister at Unity Church of Clearwater for more than 15 years. He is a straight ally and champion of LGBT rights since the early 90’s. He helped organize the “Progressive People of Faith” event on the lawn of Largo City Hall in response to the firing of Steve (now Susan) Stanton.