Rev. David Wright, ESQ.
Executive Director

Born and raised in Roxbury, David Wright is a native Bostonian. A product of Boston Public schools, he is a graduate of both the Boston Latin School and holds degrees from Harvard College, cum laude, and Harvard Law.

Rev. Wright is a bar certified attorney and has practiced litigation, contract, and employment law. From 1999 to 2004, Rev. Wright served as the President and CEO of the African American Federation of Greater Boston, Inc., a collaboration of 35 community-based organizations located in inner-city Boston. In this capacity, Rev. Wright worked with boards and organizations to build infrastructure, do strategic planning, develop and strengthen boards, and obtain other resources critical to the sustainability of community organizations.

In October 2004, he accepted the Deputy Director position at the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, Inc. (“BMA”). In this position he oversaw day-to-day operations, as well as the Victory Generation After School Program and the Education Action Project. He also served as the director of BMA’s Black Church Capacity Building Project, an initiative to strengthen the social ministries of churches through capacity building.

In October 2007, Rev. Wright was chosen to lead the BMA as its Executive Director. In this capacity he is now responsible for all aspects of this dynamic, faith-based organization. These responsibilities include setting vision, developing the program directors, implementing board priorities, and ensuring the fiscal and programmatic success of the BMA.

Rev. Wright is also an associate minister at the Peoples Baptist Church in Boston, where he serves as Assistant to the Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Wesley A. Roberts. He also serves as Board Chairman for the Lena Park Community Development Corporation and he is the Executive Director for the Boston TenPoint Coalition. Rev. Wright recently graduated in May of 2016 from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary obtaining his Masters in Urban Ministry.

BMA Board Officers

Rev. Arlene O. Hall | Sr. Pastor, Deliverance Temple Worship Center | President

Rev. Dr. Wesley A. Roberts | Sr. Pastor, People’s Baptist Church | President Emeritus

Rev. Charlotte Pridgen-Randolph | Sr. Pastor, United Methodist Church of Newton | Development Committee Chair | Treasurer

Lori D. Nelson | St. Paul AME Church Member | Deputy Director of Communications & Constituency Services, Boston Housing Authority | Civic Engagement Chair and Secretary

BMA Board Members

Rev. Laura Ahart | Sr. Pastor, United Baptist Church | Criminal Justice Committee Chair

Lousie Burnham Packard | Executive Director, Trinity Boston Foundation

Rev. Roland Cooper | Sr. Pastor, Destiny Life Center International | Worship Life Committee Chair

Rev. Arthur T. Gerald Jr. | Sr. Pastor, Twelfth Baptist Church | Education Committee Chair

Rev. Ray Hammond, MD. | Sr. Pastor, Bethel AME Church | HIV/AIDS Health Disparities Committee Chair

Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price, III | Sr. Pastor, Community Love Christian Fellowship | Prof. of Worship, Church, & Culture, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Talia Rivera | Director, Private Philanthropy, Council on Foundations 

Rev. Kenneth Simms | Sr. Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church

Minister Veronica D. Truell | Morning Star Baptist Church | Affordable Housing Coordinator, Housing Solutions Housing Committee Chair | Youth & Families Chair

Pastor Matthew Thompson | Sr. Pastor, Jubilee Christian Church | Economic Development Committee Chair