Rev. Barber has been the focus of a number of media profiles:
"Raising the NAACP's Voice," News and Observer, August 13, 2006. "Barber's potent words are giving new crackle to an NAACP chapter that some worried had become too lethargic."
He "continues to be one of the most effective grassroots leaders in the state," writes the NC Independent in 2007. "Firing Up the Faithful: The State's New NAACP President," a 2006 profile in The Independent.
Pastor, Greenleaf Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Goldsboro, NC 120 year old congregation with over 400 members and 30 active ministries.
Chairman Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation, which has developed or inspired over seven million dollars in community development which includes, 41 unit low-income senior citizen complex, 42 single family homes, computer training.
HIV/AIDS Initiative, Leadership Development, and Wall of First recognizing African American and Men and Women First.
Adjunct Instructor at NCCU, Master of Public Administration and Duke Divinity Masters Program.
Has written one book entitled “Preaching Through Unexpected Pain.”
Has been host of two radio shows, CATCH the Fire, and Praise with a Purpose.
B.A. Degree in Public Administration North Carolina Central University, graduated Cum Laude.
Master of Divinity Degree, Duke University School of Divinity. Dean Scholar, Benjamin Mays Fellow.
Doctoral Degree Drew University in Madison, NJ.
Served as Executive Director for NC Human Relations Commission. Appointed by Governor James B. Hunt. Enforced housing, employment discrimination and hate crime laws. Managed a million-dollar budget with a staff of ten including two lawyers and coordinated with human relations councils statewide.
Served as Political Action Chair of the NC NAACP State Conference.
Served as President of Washington County Youth Council NAACP, (won the state chapter of the year).
Served as chairman of the committee on Morality for the Hate Violence Church Bombing Task Force.
Served on the National Reconciliation Task Force Christian Church Convocation and Regional Board of The Christian Church (DOC).
Has stood with and supported the Dept. of Transportation, DOT 7 in the hangman’s noose case.
Stood with and spoke on behalf of educational advocates for funding low wealth schools.
Campaigned for Mayor of Goldsboro as a write-in candidate five days before the election and garnered 40% of the votes.
Organized 2004 a North Carolina Get out to Vote Rally and Radio-thon that included Judge Jim Wynn, former House of Rep. Dan Blue, former State Auditor Ralph Campbell and the US Congresspersons Jim Clyburn and G.K. Butterfield.
Currently working on second book entitled “Say it Preacher: The Power of Prophetic Preaching.”
Served on the National Community Economic Development Board. Visited the White House with other community activist, to push for greater resources to low wealth communities.
Has been awarded keys to ten different cities.
Served on Board of Trustees at NC Central University Durham NC and Barton College Wilson NC.
Lectured at the National Convocation Harambi Institute, the National Convocation of Black Ministers Retreat and National Medical Association.
Guest Preacher for the Truth and Reconciliation commission in Greensboro, NC to address the deaths of social justice workers in 1979.
Helping to Build a New Progressive Movement in North Carolina
'We' Is the Most Important Word in the Social Justice Vocabulary. The issue is not what we can't do, but what we CAN do when we stand together. With an upsurge in racism/hate crimes, criminalization of young black males, insensitivity to the poor, educational genocide, and the moral/economic cost of a war, we must STAND together now like never before.'