We are a membership of religious leaders in Flint and the surrounding areas who believe that the Word of God is absolute. It is in His Word that we find the commandment to be mindful of the poor, to fight for the rights of the underserved and the neglected. We believe it is our duty to unify against all injustices and to provide a voice for those without resources. We welcome your participation, support and prayers.
History of the Concerned Pastors for Social Action
Pastor Alfred L. Harris, Sr., President
In 1969, Dr. Avery Aldridge founded the Concerned Pastors for Social Action (CPSA) to rid the community of local institutional racism, and to improve the relationship between the community and the police. The CPSA has worked hard to ensure that the voice of the people is heard loud and clear among those wanting to hold public office.
Because of the work of the CPSA, political candidates and elected officials have become more sensitive to the needs of the people. During the early 1980’s, Dr. Aldridge led the petition to have Detroit Street, located in the inner city of Flint, renamed to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dr. Aldridge stated that the renamed Street would serve as “a role model for youngsters in the inner city.” The change was approved by City Council in 1987. Dr. Aldridge remained President of the CPSA until 1999, when he had to resign due to illness.
In 2014, the CPSA continue to serve with the purpose the organization had at heart when founded. Our role is to serve as God’s representatives and voices within our community. Our calling is to address political, secular and domestic issues with the well-being of the underserved at heart. We will educate our constituency, expose every wrong, while being willing to take any steps necessary to foster positive and equitable change.
The CPSA will continue to impact the community on every pertinent level!