Rev. Lorenzo T. Neal

Rev. Dr. Lorenzo T. Neal is an author, radio host and the pastor of the New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Neal was first impacted by gun violence in 1980 when his 25-year-old mother was shot and killed in a domestic violence incident. And in 2017, he lost his 18-year-old nephew to gun violence. A founding signer of the Prayers and Action petition, Lorenzo is committed to preventing individuals, families, and communities from experiencing the devastating pain and loss of gun violence by sharing his story with other survivors and advocating for common-sense gun legislation and responsible gun ownership.