SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES
The Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham, senior pastor of Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, recently was elected president of the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance (DBBCA).
The DBBCA is an alliance of pastors across denominational and cultural lines from the Daytona Beach area. The purpose of the DBBCA is to promote unity among the local clergy as well as support other civic, civil rights, religious organizations, and issues that will enhance the life of all the residents of the surrounding areas.
As well as serving as president of the DBBCA, Durham is co-chairman of F.A.I.T.H. (Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony). He also is the author of a book titled “The Secret Power of Prayer’’ published by Townson Press.
Durham was voted unanimously as president, along with the Rev. John T. Long III as vice president.
“I look forward to increasing our membership and continuing to develop a platform which reflects our commitment as clergy to stand as watchmen, and lend support to others when needed, and cry loud when injustice makes it necessary,” Durham said.
The alliance was one of the leading voices in supporting a Trayvon Martin rally last year in Sanford. In the last presidential election, the DBBCA was in full support of the Souls to the Polls rally on the courthouse steps to continue early voting awareness in Volusia County.