(South Suburban Action Conference)

Committed to act against Injustice

President of the Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus
Co-convenor Gamaliel Metro Chicago

Pastor, David Bigsby, In The Upper Room Ministires, Lansing IL

Pastor Bigsby served as President of the South Suburban Action Conference, ( until 2009) which is actively pursuing and involved in social, civic, and educational parity in the south suburbs, including such issues as the Third Airport in Peotone. More recently, he was elected Vice President of African American Leadership Commission, (AALC) a national organization dedicated to development of clergy in social justice advocacy. In July 2009, Pastor Bigsby was elected President of Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus (GNCC), and was installed in December at ILA in St. Louis, MO.

Juan F. Soto, Gamaliel Metro Chicago Executive Director

jfsoto@gamaliel.org, 312-666-2663 ext: 224

Juan F. Soto is the Executive Director of Gamaliel of Metro Chicago, Gamaliel of Illinois and Gamaliel Network’s Director of the Civil Rights for Immigrant Department. Juan is also a senior trainer for the Gamaliel Network and mentors and trains organizers at the local and national level.

He oversees Fiesta del Sol, the largest four day Mexican cultural event in that draws in over 1.3 million people annually. Fiesta Del Sol is the largest, free, family orientated, non-alcohol and tobacco-free festival in the U.S. Fiesta has been an economic engine that has supported the creation of entrepreneurship for many small business minded owners.

Clergy Caucus Chair

Pastor, Tyrone Coleman, Evans Community Church, Phoenix IL