Rev. William J. Barber, II, who grew up in Plymouth in Washington County, is the minister of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro. He is the new head of the North Carolina NAACP. Barber seeks to bring young people into the organization, organize it from the ground up, and make the venerable civil rights organization the powerhouse it once was. Barber holds a Master of Divinity from Duke University School of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.