William H. Lamar IV is pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. He previously served Turner Memorial AME Church in Maryland and three churches in Florida: Monticello, Orlando, and Jacksonville. Lamar is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, earned a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School, and was previously managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. He has published writings in numerous publications including The Washington Post, HuffPost, The AFRO American Newspapers, and Christian Century. He is the co-host of “Can These Bones,” a Faith & Leadership podcast from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, and has been featured on NPR’s “The Takeaway”. His pastoral work and leadership strengthened communities through ministry development, community outreach, organizing for justice, numerical and financial growth, and property acquisition.
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