Reid Porter is the Founder and President of Advocates for Community Transformation (Act). Act is a new model of ministry that uses the justice system to empower inner-city residents to fight crime on their street while sharing with them the hope of the gospel. Act’s vision is to see safe neighborhoods where crime is no longer tolerated and dignity and hope are restored.
Reid received a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law where he was an editor for the St. Mary’s Law Review. Reid’s peers named him a "Texas Rising Star" in Texas Monthly, Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition from 2006-2009. In 2011, Reid was honored with the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award by St. Mary’s University School of Law for his work to merge law and ministry. Last year Reid was nominated for Texan of the Year in the annual Dallas Morning News competition.