Walter B. Hoye II


Walter 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, co-founder and Executive Member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, a Board Member of The Morning Center (providing free full-service maternity care for women in urban and under-served areas), a published author (Leadership from the IN|SIDE Out), serves on the board of The Ruth Institute, is a full-time pro-life activist, and serves as a leadership consultant.

Walter graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sociology in 1980, and from the United States International University, now Alliant International University, with a Master's degree in Business Administration in 1983.

In 1984, God used the premature birth of his firstborn son (six months, 2.1 pounds) to teach Walter that the preborn is a living, breathing human being. He was soon ordained a Baptist minister. In 2010, Walter resigned to work full-time in the Pro-Life movement. His ministry blossomed so much that a local abortuary lost a great deal of business and complained to the Oakland authorities, who literally created a law just to put Walter in jail. Though proven in court to have done nothing illegal, the pro-abortion judge sent Walter to jail. Though offered a lighter sentence of community service in exchange for never returning to the abortion clinic, Walter refused and stayed in jail for 30 days until his conviction was overturned. He regularly leads the Oakland pro-life march.