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Seminar Speaker

Suzii Paynter March


Perspectives on Religious Freedom

About the Presenter

Suzii Paynter March has a lifetime of experience in Christian leadership, organizational leadership and public advocacy. Since September 2019, Suzii has served as the Executive Director of Prosper Waco, a Texas initiative focused on increasing health, education and financial security. Prior to this position, Suzii spent more than 20 years leading Texas and national Baptist denominational groups.

Suzii has held advocacy and leadership roles with the Texas Baptists, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, the Christian Life Commission, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and Pastors for Texas Children. Through these endeavors and her affiliations with many other associations and groups, she has worked on issues ranging from religious liberty, education to poverty to prison reform. She has advanced education funding and for ten years has helped vulnerable people recover from and prevent predatory lending.

She has been honored as a distinguished alumnus of Baylor University and holds an honorary doctorate from Dallas Baptist University and a master’s degree in education.

Prayer unlocks God’s power to transform lives in countries where Christians experience intense persecution.

Sammy Tippit

International Evangelist

I encourage you to view justice advocacy in missional terms.

Suzii Paynter March

Prosper Waco

Track One
Developing Emergent Leaders in the Struggle for Justice

Track Two
Religious Freedom: A Call to Stand Together

21Wilberforce is a Christian human rights organization dedicated to defending the universal rights of religion, belief, and conscience for all people. Our vision is to empower people to collaboratively support persecuted communities, challenge repression, and expand freedom of religion and belief globally.

We draw inspiration from the 19th century British parliamentarian William Wilberforce, who led an improbable movement that ended the single greatest violation of human rights — the slave trade. Like our namesake, 21Wilberforce leverages the strength of collaborative partnerships, grassroots empowerment, and policy campaigns.