Billy Michael Honor is a public scholar, faith leader, and civic organizer whose progressive and compelling insights have made him a sought after speaker, preacher and social commentator.
Billy is the Director of Faith Organizing for the New Georgia Project, a respected civic engagement organization founded by celebrated politician Stacey Abrams. He is also the organizing Pastor of Pulse Church in downtown Atlanta.
In addition to organizing and pastoring, Billy facilitates an independent public scholarship ministry called “Truth on the Loose” that focuses on promoting quality social commentary and criticism on faith, culture and politics.
Recognized as an emerging progressive social voice, Billy regularly speaks at churches, conferences, colleges and community events and is a media commentator on issues related to contemporary faith and culture. He also is also a freelance writer whose writings have been featured in Huffington Post, the Root.com, Presbyterians Today magazine, Yahoo Voices, Odyssey Network and Day1 Media Ministry.
Billy holds a bachelors of arts in Biblical Education with honors from Beulah Heights Christian University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center and an advanced studies Master of Theology degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, where his research focused on the intersection of theology, race and cultural criticism.
Billy has also served as an adjunct professor of religious studies and guest lecturer at various theological institutions throughout the United States and is currently working on completing his first book project scheduled to be released next year.
He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.