NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 13, 2015) – Councilmember At-Large and candidate for mayor Megan Barry is honored to receive the endorsement of Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings, Senior Pastor of the historic New Covenant Christian Church.
“Megan Barry has been a strong advocate for social justice on the Metro Council, working to promote greater diversity, prohibiting discrimination, passing a living wage for Metro employees, and focusing on affordable housing,” said Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings. “Megan is a proven leader and I am confident that as mayor she will continue working towards equal rights and opportunities for all. “
Cummings is the first woman to pastor New Covenant Christian Church in its 154 years of experience. A highly acclaimed speaker, Cummings serves as the President of the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship, a charter member of the Middle Tennessee Section of the National Council of Negro Women, former president of WIN (Women in Numbers) and an adjunct professor at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. She has just been named as co-chair of the Moving Forward: Transit Solutions for our Regions. This team is charged to ensure the creation of a regional mass transit solution through a cohesive community effort.
Prior to pastoring New Covenant Christian Church, Cummings served for eight years at Fifteenth Avenue BaNCBWIM), president of Women in Numbers (WIN), a commissioner with the Metro Planning Commission, and is a graduate of the 2012-2013 Leadership Nashville Class. She currently serves as President of the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) and as an executive board member of Nashville Organizing for Action and Hope (NOAH).
“It is an honor to receive the support of Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings,” Barry said. “Her commitment to helping our community and bringing about social change is evident through her pastoral work and has served as an inspiration to many, including myself. When I’m mayor, I look forward to working with faith and community leaders like Rev. Dr. Cummings to make Nashville a warmer and more welcoming place for all.”