Welcome to the website of theArlington Coalition of Black Clergy!

An ecumenical group of clergy persons representing diverse congregations that unite for faith building, social justice, fellowship and civic engagement.

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About Us

The Arlington Coalition of Black Clergy is a group of clergy persons from Northern Virginia united for the purposes of Christian fellowship, community engagement, and social justice.

For decades, the African American Clergy persons in Arlington and vicinity have gathered to worship, fellowship, and work together to change the injustices and inequities in the region.


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Our Resources

Arlington Coalition of Black Clergy is a partner with the Complete Vaccination Committee. We
strongly encourage all members of our faith communities to get the vaccination.

The Arlington Coalition of Black Clergy mourns the loss of our beloved friend and community leader, Rev. Dr. Leonard N. Smith.

To read theĀ  Resolution of Respect for the Rev. Dr. Leonard Smith, please click here.

The Arlington Coalition of Black Clergy has established the Dr. Leonard N. Smith Memorial Scholarship fund. Book scholarships will be given to select minority seminary students beginning in Fall 2022. You can give to this scholarship here.

For more information about the scholarship, please click here.

Our Events

The Arlington Coalition of Black Clergy hosts three main events per year: Dr. King Celebration, Good Friday and Juneteenth. We welcome you to share in these moments with us. All events will be available on this page via LiveStream.

Dr. Martin Luther King CelebrationĀ 


Monday, January 16, 2023

12:00 pm

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

1601 13th Rd S, Arlington, VA 22204

Rev. Dr. James Victor, Pastor

Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2022

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wilson Boulevard Christian Church

3850 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

Rev. Dr. Carol Green-Freeman, Pastor

Click here for FREE tickets and information