Our Founder

Walter B. Hoye II

"Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His character determines the character of the organization."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance", 1841

Walter B. Hoye IIWalter B. Hoye II is both Founder and President of the Issues4Life Foundation, the California Civil Rights Foundation, Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, Core Member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, a Board Member of The Morning Center which was founded to provide free full-service maternity care for women in urban and under-served areas, a published author of the book Leadership from the IN|SIDE Out and serves as a leadership consultant. God used the premature birth (six months, 2.1 pounds) of his son to teach him that the fetus is a person, a living, breathing human being. As a young man Walter played football (here are the stats in pdf) at Michigan State University where he graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sociology in 1980. On Tuesday, January 12th, 1982 Walter was licensed to preach the gospel by the Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego, California, which at the time was under the leadership of Pastor Dr. S.M. Lockridge. Encouraged my his "Father in the Gospel", Dr. S.M. Lockridge, Walter graduated from the United States International University, now Alliant International University, with a Master's degree in Business Administration in 1983. Dr. S.M. LockridgeOn Sunday, April 23rd, 1989 Walter was ordained a Baptist preacher by the late Pastor Dr. S.M. Lockridge, then Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. From 1984 to 1987 Walter served as Minister of Christian Education at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oceanside, California under the leadership of the late T. W. Davis. Here's a copy of a sermon Walter preached in 1987 entitled: "A Good Church". From 1987 to 1991 Walter served as Assistant to the Pastor and Director of the Youth Department at the Greater Faith Baptist Church in Stockton, California under the leadership of Joseph L. Slade. From 1991 to 2010, Walter served as the Executive Elder of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church of Berkeley under the leadership of Dr. Earl C. Stuckey, Sr. in Berkeley, California. In May of 2010, Walter resigned to work full-time in the Pro-Life movement. Top

2017 Black History Month ProjectThe year 2017 is already off to a fast start. In February of 2017, Walter and Lori addressed Black History Month from a Pro-Life perspective in a series of quotes from historically conservative thinkers. In January of 2017, Walter and Lori were invited to Washington, D.C. to meet with National Pro-Life leadership, addressed the needs of their annual "StandUp 4Life Walk" in Oakland, California in the midst of "Inauguration Day" Protesters, hosted their annual "Conversations4Life Benefit Dinner", organized Black Pastors on stage at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, California, met with students from the St. Clare Highschool in Santa Clara, California and spoke at the Walk for Life Northwest in Spokane, Washington. In December of 2016, Walter participated in the Washington, D.C., Cure Clergy Network's "Post Election" update. This conference call addressed the concerns of Black Pastors from around the nation and answered the question: "What's Next?" In November of 2016, the Broward County Right for Life invited Walter and Lori to keynote their annual fundraising breakfast at the Calvary Chapel Fellowship church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 2017 Walk for Life NorthwestIn October of 2016, the St. James Catholic Church flew Walter and Lori to Oaklahoma City to speak at their "Choose Life & Live Mercy Walk and Prayer" event. Next, the Culture of Life Family Services (COLFS) invited Walter and Lori to attend their 7th Annual Gala as one of their "Sue Lopez Memorial" Pro-Life Persons of the Year award winner. In the same month pregnancy centers Real Options and GHS Women's Center invited Walter and Lori to attend their annual fundraisers and the Faith Fellowhip a FourSquare Church in San Leandro, California invited to Walter and Lori to meet with Brad Dacus, President of the Pacific Justice Institute and Rochelle Petersen, and executive member of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California to discuss the Pro-Life movement. In September of 2016, Walter launched the "Election Version" of his "In A Minute" video series and published five (5) videos dedicated to exposing Planned Parenthood, the Democratic Party and the impact of abortion in Black America in light of the 2016 Presidential election. These videos reached over 400,000 voters and counting. To see the 2016 Election videos, click here. American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program Margaret Sanger ProjectIn August of 2016, Walter met with Pro-lifers from across the country in the Father Frank Pavone's Priests Office on Staten Island, New York to delevope nationwide strategies reaching Black American leadership. In June of 2016, Walter teamed up with American Life Leagues Culture of Life Studies Program's "Who Is The Real Margaret Sanger?" project. This project is a three (3) part educational video series for high school students. Click here to see the video. In April of 2016, Walter teamed up with Dianne N. Irving, Ph.D., a former career-appointed bench research biochemist|biologist (NIH, NCI, Bethesda, MD), a Professor of the History of Philosophy, and of Medical Ethics and the Pro-Life’s movement leading Bioethicist to launch our "Life Science Project" which brings accurate science and medical advancements that promote life to the Black American community. Click here to view our first "Life Science Project" video. In February of 2016, during Black History Month, Walter and Lori explored the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park as a potential site for a small but strategic Black Pastors Conference focusing on Black History in terms of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Jefferson GatheringThe Fourteenth (14th) Amendment makes it extremely clear that no State shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, nor deny any person the equal protection of the law. This conference, both historic in its nature and unprecedented in its purpose, will be the first of its kind addressing the protection of human life (from the womb to the tomb) as the “Final Chapter of the Civil Rights Movement.” Click here for a bit more. Yes, there will be much more to come. In 2015 Walter addressed the impact of abortion in Black America at the Future Conference in La Mesa, Calfornia, wrapped up the first year of worship services (literally) in the White House in Washington, D.C. where he preached from the subject: "How To Contend For The Faith!" (Jude 3,22,23), completed a video project with 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina denouncing Planned Parenthood, hosted 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson in Hayward, California, corresponded with 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee regarding the impact of abortion on Black American leadership, addressed Medical Apartheid in Vancouver, Washington and received the Culture of Life Family Services' (COLFS) Sue Lopez Memorial Pro-Life Persons of the Year. In 2014 Walter and his wife (Lori) were the recipients of both the Students for Life of America's The Jefferson GatheringWest Coast Conference Defender of Life Award and the Bioethics Defense Fund's Witnesses for Life award. In 2013 Walter was recognized by Chicago's Pro-Life Pro-Family Coalition for his Strong Stand for Life and Family. In 2012 Walter was invited by Congressman Allen West to address the "Economic Impact of Abortion" on the Hill in Washington, D.C. In 2011 Walter received the "Hero at Heart" Award from the Life Issues Institute to recognize outstanding courage on behalf of innocent life. Walter was also interviewed on Life Issues Institute's Emmy Award winning television program (Season 4: Episode 2: Free Speech Denied), Facing Life Head-On. Graciously the Family Research Council recognized Walter Hoye with the 2009 "John Wise Award". In 2008, Walter and his wife (Lori) were the recipients of the 4th Annual Walk for Life West Coast's St. Gianna Molla Award for "Courage Under fire" in the Pro-Life movement. Walter's work in the Pro-Life community was the subject Chuck Colson's Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day BreakPoint. As you may remember, Walter was unjustly jailed for his peaceful defense of the unborn on a sidewalk outside an abortion clinic in Oakland, California. He served as an incredible FRC Watchmen On The Wall Awardleader for the cause of the unborn despite the personal costs. His seven (7) part series entitled "Betrayal Trauma" detailing the four (4) reasons why Black American leadership rejects the Pro-Life movement has gone viral and is the subject of many of his speaking engagements. His "Letter from the Santa Rita Jail" and his California Equal Rights Amendment appeal for Personhood entitled "Why I Can't Wait" are now classics. His passion for Personhood and American History is well documented in the Pro-Life movement. Walter competes in the San Francisco Marathon and catches an NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB game whenever he can. Top

Pro-Life Freedom BusAs author of the book, Leadership from the INSIDE Out, Walter is in demand as a speaker and consultant. To read Walter's book online click here. To read Walter's commentary on issues facing the Pro-Life community click here. Walter is a Christian, married and the father of two (2) adult children. He and his wife, Lori, live in Union City, California. "Walter embodies the Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy, standing up for the least of these, the vulnerable mothers and their babies." — Dr. Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Tuesday, March 31st, 2009). Walter has been featured on Dr. D. James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Hour that is carried nationwide and overseas on Middle East Trinity Broadcasting Network, Armed Forces Network and "Facing Life Head-On TV" hosted by Brad Mattes. If you would like Walter to speak at your next event, please use this link to click here today. Top

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Walter B. Hoye II On Video || Audio

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men
to do nothing." — Edmund Burke (British Statesman, 1729-1797)

What Does It Mean To Be Pro-Life?

Personhood is what the Pro-Life movement looks like victorious. Top

CURE Is Making A Difference

There is a C.U.R.E. This is why I'm support Star Parker's C.U.R.E. Top

Black Pastors and Wives Conference

Our 2017 Black Pastors and Wives Conference theme is: "Without Life, We Have Nothing!" Top

BCS 2017 Leadership Initiative

Black Conservative leaders analyze the very latest data on the Black family." Top

Title X Funding And Abortion

Planned Parenthood is a "program where abortion is a method of family planning." Top

#1 Killer Of Black Lives

Tragically deaths outnumber life in the Black community. Top

Defund Planned Parenthood

Yes, Mr. President, We gotta defund Planned Parenthood now. Right now. Top

The Truth About Emmett Till

Black History Project: Carolyn Bryant Donham lied about Emmett Till. Here's the truth. Top

Black Children In Slavery

Black History Project: Five Things You Didn't Know About Black Children During Slavery. Top

Allensworth Conference Preview 2

Our 2017 Black Pastors Conference will be held in Colonel Allensworth State Park. Top

KXLY New Coverage!

Speaking at the 2017 Walk for Life Northwest in Spokane, Washington. Top

Yes, God Loves You Now!

Speaking at the St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Oaklahoma City, OK. Top

2016 Election: Anyway You Want It

Brothers! Thank God, Hilliary didn't win the election. Top

2016 Election: Smiply UnAcceptable

Brothers! The Democrats Cannot Win In November. Top

2016 Election: I Count Tears

Brothers! It's the Democrats that support Planned Parenthood. Top

2016 Election: It's About The Money

Yes, for Planned Parenthood it is all about the money. Top

2016 Election: Nobody!

Nobody kills more Black Americans than Planned Parenthood. Nobody! Top

Margaret Sanger Project

Does Margaret Sanger deserve a National Historic Landmark? No Way! Top

Be A Factivist

At last! Less activism. More factivism. Only the #TruthSetsUsFree: Click here. Top

Margaret Sanger Project Preview

Who was the real Margaret Sanger? The Cultural Studies knows. Top

"Life" Science Project

Dianne Irving, Ph.D., the Pro-Life’s movement leading Bioethicist and I. Top

Allensworth Conference Preview 1

See the proposed site for our historic 2017 Black Pastors Conference. Top

65% Identify As Christians

37% of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% as Catholic. Top

A Frederick Douglass Christmas

Walter Hoye is the voice for "A Frederick Douglass Christmas" project. Top

A White man could not give a Black man the right to be a human being

RACE: "The Disease"

This is at the heart of RACE prejudice …

Monday, July 20th, 2015 || Denouncing Planned Parenthood: Official Media Statement

Official Media Statement

Walter's Denounces Planned Parenthood!

Abortion And The Black Community

Walter Hoye and Star Parker collaborate on several projects. Here's an example. Top

The Devil You Know In A Minute

Pastors, yeah it's true, Planned Parenthood is the Devil you know. Top

Defund Planned Parenthood In A Minute

Planned Parenthood has a lot in common with the Ku Klux Klan. Top

2016 POTUS Candidate Carly Fiorina

Walter and Lori join 2016 POTUS candidate Carly Fiorina in Washington, D.C. Top

2015 Future Conference

The Future Conference covers the topics most churches don't, on purpose. Top

Ties Of Faith

Ties of Faith is designed to evangelize, educate the un-catechized worldwide. Top

Medical Apartheid

The Life Guardian Foundation and I expose Medical Apartheid. Top

Morning Center Vision

Morning Center takes Christ-honoring care to low-income areas. Top

Dr. Alveda King Thanks Walter Hoye

Dr. Alveda King thanks Walter and Lori Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation. Top

Serving Communities

The Morning Center provides free maternity care to women in urban areas. Top

Walk For Life West Coast

Walter and Lori enjoy EWTN TV coverage at the Walk for Life West Coast. Top

Jailed For Picketing An Abortion Clinic

Oakland City officials crafted a law to silence Walter's Pro-Life message. Top

Free Speech Denied

In 2009 the City of Oakland denined denied Walter free speech. Top

Gosnell Is The Worst Kind of Racist

National Black Pro-Life Coalition members address Kermit Gosnell in D.C. Top

The Party of Lincoln

Walter weighs in on The Party of Lincoln, God and LIFE in the GOP Platform. Top

Congressional Presentation

Walter addresses The Economic Impact of abortion, in the halls of U.S. Congress. Top

Unborn Child Protection Act

Walter testifies for Congressman Franks Unborn Child Protection Act. Top

Walter at the Los Angeles March for Life

Walter breaks down the numbers surrounding abortion in Black America. Top

Stephanie Spidell

Stephanie tells her story, thanking Walter for looking out for the Black community. Top

March For Life Denver

The 2013 Denver March for Life invites Walter to share why he's Pro-Life. Top

Pray & Act

Walter and Pastor Jim Garlow share the reality of abortion in Black America. Top

San Diego Marriage Rally

Walter takes a public stand for the biblical definition of marriage. Top

Rose Bowl

Walter tells why Black American leadership rejects the Pro-Life movement. Top

Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally

Walter organized the San Francisco's "Religious Freedom" rallies. Top

Lori, Will You Marry Me Again?

Walter ask's Lori to marry him all over again after twenty-five (25) years of marriage. Top

One America Interview In D.C.

One America News Network interviews Walter regarding life in Black America. Top

New York City Council Bill 371

EMC Frontline invites Walter to help fight New York City's Council City Bill 371. Top

Walter's Story On Life Report

Walter Hoye tells what got him involved in the Pro-Life movement. Top

Jail! The Untold Story

After Walter went to jail, what happened? Here's the untold story. Top

Walter, Pastors and the 1st Amendment

Walter talks to Black Pastors in D.C regarding his case the 1st Amendment. Top

Jailed Two (2) Days Later

Walter talks with Peter Shinn in Washington, D.C about his case. Top

Walter Just Before Being Sentenced

Walter is more than half way through a 40 day fast and about to be sentenced. Top

Hear From Walter's Lawyers

Hear from Life Legal Defense Foundation lawyers Mike Millen and Allison Aranda. Top

A Morally Wrong Law

Pastor Earl Stuckey, Walter's Pastor, says the law in Oakland is morally wrong. Top

Walter's Message To Pastors From Jail

Walter in jail speaking to Pastors, calling his brothers to be faithful. Top

9th Circuit Court Update

Walter addresses sidewalk counselors regarding his 9th Circuit Court case. Top

Walter's Maternal Great-Grandfather

Walter shares a moving story about his the death of his Great-Grandfather. Top

Walter Talks About His Son

Walter talks about the birth of his son and his passion for the Pro-Life movement. Top