Rev. Dr. Fred Lucas is a pastor, educator and specialist in the area of faith-based community, housing and economic development. He is the founding pastor of the Brooklyn Community Church in Brooklyn, New York; and founding president/CEO of the Faith Center For Community Development, Inc. Rev. Dr. Lucas has served as instructor of religion at Monrovia College in Liberia, West Africa; and as an adjunct professor at Harvard Divinity School, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, and New York Theological Seminary.
Rev. Dr. Lucas has been in the preaching ministry for 38 years. He has 25 years of pastoral experience at four churches in Liberia, West Africa; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Buffalo and Brooklyn, New York.
Rev. Dr. Lucas provided pastoral leadership in launching many community programs, and he has served on numerous advisory boards. He also served on President Clinton’s Religious Advisory Board; and was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National African American Leadership Roundtable, and to the Clergy Advisory Board of the Bush-Clinton Katrina Relief Fund. His work has been nationally recognized in the writings of C. Eric Lincoln, Lawrence Mamiya, Andrew Billingsley, and Clarence Taylor; as well as featured in Positive Community magazine, The New York Times, Amsterdam News, Black Enterprise magazine, CNN, NBC World News Tonight, and NBC Nightly News.
Rev. Dr. Lucas holds a B.A. degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts; a master of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School; and a doctor of ministry degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in New York.