Rev. Phillip Lawson

Rev. Phillip Lawson is the Interfaith Program Director for East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) and leads EBHO’s interfaith initiative, the Interfaith Action in Housing Program. EBHO is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to working with communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to expand affordable housing opportunities through education and advocacy. Under Rev. Lawson’s leadership, EBHO has significantly expanded our support of interfaith communities in their affordable housing efforts and expanded their capacity to address the housing crisis in the East Bay.

Rev. Lawson brings to EBHO a wealth of experience leading both interfaith and community-based collaborations in the East Bay. Before joining EBHO, Rev. Lawson was Pastor of Easter Hill United Methodist Church in Richmond from 1992 to 2003. Rev. Lawson has been and continues to be active in the East Bay with groups, such as Richmond Vision 2000, Northern California Inter-Religious Conference, Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights and California Council of Churches.

Photo courtesy of East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO)