Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer
The Reverend Dr. Charles Franklin Boyer is a third-generation African Methodist Episcopal preacher. He is the pastor of Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Trenton, New Jersey, and the founder of Salvation and Social Justice, a non-partisan Black faith-rooted public policy. He is also a Senior Consultant to the Social Action Commission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Dr. Boyer is the leading faith voice in New Jersey for racial justice issues, the campaign to abolish the drug war and the criminalization of Black people. His advocacy led to several statewide policy changes such as racial impact analysis, closure of youth prisons, voting rights restoration for the formerly incarcerated, independent prosecutors, community reinvestment through cannabis taxes, and restricting solitary confinement. He led the campaign to free over eight thousand people from New Jersey’s deadly prisons during the pandemic, making it the largest singular decarceration event in the state’s history.