Date(s) - 08/14/16
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tupinamba Cafe, Dallas


Join us for the 2016 Fall launch of Faith on Tap on August 14th. Rev.Michael W. Waters will share his experience with us through the music of Tupac Shakur & Kendrick Lamar.


13524301_10207649982701698_6793389904119204392_nThe Reverend Dr. Michael W. Waters is founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church in Dallas, one of the fastest-growing A.M.E. churches in Texas. As pastor, professor, author, community activist, and social commentator, Waters’ words of hope and empowerment inspire national and international audiences. Featured in EBONY Magazine among America’s emerging leaders, Waters’ keen insights have been engaged upon such esteemed platforms as the British Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, The NBC Nightly News, VICE on HBO, and The Associated Press. He has delivered numerous presentations before church, civic, collegiate, and corporate bodies on topics of interest ranging from Fortune 500 diversity practices and ethical leadership principles to the intersections of religion and hip hop culture.Waters is the award-winning author of Freestyle: Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, and Pop Culture (Upper Room Books/ Fresh Air Books) and the author of the forthcoming book Stakes is High: A Young Pastor Speaks on Race in America (Chalice Press). A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post,Waters was named “2016 Community Leader of the Year” by the Council on American-Islamic Relations – DFW Chapter, “Pastor of the Year” at the Center for Theological Activism’s 2015 Justice Awards, and he was named to the Dallas Business Journal’s 2015 “40 Under 40” list. He is a recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award of the South Dallas Professional and Business Women’s Club, the Harold M. Kaufman Memorial Award in Social Ethics, and the William K. McElvaney Award in Peace and Justice. Inducted as a member of Who’s Who in Black Dallas, Waters is also a recipient of Southern Methodist University’s Distinguished Alumni Emerging Leader Award presented to “an emerging leader in a particular discipline, organization, or cause that has brought distinction to the University.”

Waters is wonderfully married to Dallas Assistant City Attorney and Community Court Prosecutor, Mrs. Yulise Reaves Waters, Esq. They are the proud parents of three children.