The Pan African Collective (PAC) was established through faith based organizations to heighten, discuss and engage in the awareness of issues affecting the Diaspora. Initiated within the Washington metropolitan area where the growing African and Caribbean Diaspora community is exploding; the PAC seeks to foster a better understanding among African-Americans and the Diaspora in order to initiate a positive outcome and change.
The mission of The Collective is to build bridges of understanding and to forge diverse partnerships to promote development in Africa and the Pan African Diaspora to foster economic empowerment and social development.
The Collective was founded by Rev. Dr. Jonathan Weaver, Pastor of the Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church. His commitment to working in Africa and the Caribbean goes back to his first visit to Africa in 1970.
The Collective's Board of Directors consist of like-minded men and women who are social entrepreneurs, clergy, businessmen, activist, professionals and lay persons with an interest in Africa and the Caribbean. These board members along with the Executive Director are responsible for the direction and the management of the PAC.
The PAC meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month except in July and August. The meetings are held from 10 A.M until 12 Noon at the Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church located at 1001 Old Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 20716.
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REVEREND DR. JONATHAN WEAVER
Rev. Weaver is a visionary who uses his gifts to help empower the church community. He is a graduate of St. Marys Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland; earned a bachelor’s degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Rev. Weaver is a recipient of numerous awards. He currently serves as the national president of the Collective Empowerment Group, an ecumenical association composed of nearly five hundred churches engaged in economic empowerment initiatives through partnerships with banks and other businesses in their communities. Additionally, Rev. Weaver is a member of the Board of Directors of the Second District Religious, Educational and Charitable Development Projects, an A.M.E. organization which fosters the development of nonprofit programs and projects for spiritual, educational, social and economic growth and development.
Board of Director
Mr. William E. Ayers Jr. (Bill as he prefers to be called) is a native Washingtonian and a member of Ward Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church. He currently serves as a PAC board member, spearheading the fund raising committee, board member of the African Methodist Episcopal University in Liberia, Africa, former Treasury Department Federal Credit Union board member (2 times as chairman), and is also a former board member of Montgomery Jr. College in Maryland.
For the past two years Bill has worked on the Committee to celebrate the birthday of former U. S. President Obama with his project being the toiletries shoebox for homeless men, woman and children. He also serves as the director of public relations for the Washington Conference Lay Organization within the AME Denomination. This year he will travel to Seattle/Bellevue Washington as a volunteer to assist the Connectional Lay Organization’s public relation director for their 36th Biennial session.
Board of Director
Mrs. Davis is a strong Christian public health professional who is a member of the Pan African Collective’s (PAC) Board of Directors. She came to PAC representing Pan African Christian AIDS Network-USA as the Vice President of that organization. She has more than 30 years working as a Board member for different non-profit organizations which dealt with feeding Maryland citizens and caring for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDs. She served two different terms as the president of the Board of Directors with one organization. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology and pre-med studies from Virginia State University and moved to Baltimore to begin her career. The last five years before retirement she founded and directed an office for diversity where she recruited many minorities into public health. During those years she received a master degree and a certificate of advanced standing (30 credits beyond the masters) in counseling and clinical supervision from Johns Hopkins University. She has been recognized with awards throughout her career for her volunteerism. Most noted was the Martin Luther King award presented by Mayor Kurt Schmoke of Baltimore in 1996 at the Johns Hopkins University wide Martin Luther King celebration ceremony. She was one on ten selected from some 18,000 employees. She served on the Senior Ministry and the Health and Wellness Ministry of her church. After retirement she continued to serve on community boards such as the Courtland Woods Community Association, the Places of Worship Advisory Board (Washington, DC) and on the Arms Wide Open Ministry Board . For three years she and co-laborers worked with a church in distributing food to a senior center, a women’s shelter and to needy families. She continues her labor of love by serving on the Pan African Board of Directors in several capacities. In 2018 she received two awards from PAC for her service and commitment to PAC and chairing the Fund Development Committee that orchestrated the PAC Annual Prayer Breakfast. She has founded her own non-profit organization named LTLL Global Ministries, Inc. where she and her Board members have been doing outreach (food, clothing ,houseware, and furniture) to shelters that provide care to Baltimore City homeless population. Most recently she has added a subsidiary (Adaptive Style) to her ministry that provides stylish clothing to women with disabilities in wheelchairs (also representing the least of these from LTLL’s mission statement).