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William H. Lamar IV

Pastor, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Rev. 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. He is a former managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. Lamar is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Duke Divinity School. He is the co-host of "Can These Bones," the Faith & Leadership podcast, and can be reached on Twitter @WilliamHLamarIV

Sister Sarah and the bell

Sister Sarah, age 100, had grown up at St. Phillip AME and remembered everyone who founded it. One day, the Rev. Bill Lamar writes, he asked her about the old bell. And then he listened.

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Four ministries receive awards for catalyzing transformation

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity grants Traditioned Innovation Awards to initiatives that engage in experiments to transform communities by living out the convictions of an ancient faith in the current challenging circumstances. The awardees inspire Christian leaders to consider our convictions and daily activities so that we may more abundantly bear witness to the reign of God.

Each of the 2021 winners will receive $10,000 and be featured in Faith & Leadership.

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