Rev. Amantha L Barbee is the senior pastor at multi-ethnic
Oakhurst Presbyterian Church (USA), Decatur, GA. She was previously the
pastor at Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church in Charlotte,
NC. She holds a BA from University of North Carolina-
Charlotte. She is currently a doctoral student at Columbia
Being a musician and a theologian led
her to earning the E.T. George Award for excellence in
Homiletics and Worship. She has a Master of Divinity from
Union Presbyterian Seminary – Richmond, VA. She served as a
program director in a women’s homeless center prior to her
pastorate of SAPC. Barbee is the Chairperson of the General
Assembly Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious
Relations. She is the recipient of the 2018 PCUSA Woman of
Faith Award. She is on the Executive Board of Trustees for
Montreat Conference Center, President’s advisory board for
Union Presbyterian Seminary, and past co-chair for NEXTChurch.
Rev. Barbee is the past chairperson for the Charlotte Clergy
Coalition for Justice (CCCJ). Barbee has extensive training in
anti-racism and anti-bias models and LGBTQIA issues for people of faith and
corporate America. She is a justice educator for Johnson C. Smith Seminary.
She has led protests, both peaceful and
challenging and her work has been recognized nationally.
Rev. Barbee is a visionary and a creative force for multiple
streams of fighting for justice.
Rev. Barbee is known for her honest, practical, and pragmatic
approach to empowerment in the community, the states, and the