Florida Baptist Convention elevates Daytona Beach Pastor L. Ronald Durham

Palatka property to come under his area of responsibility

Pastor L. Ronald Durham of Daytona Beach / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Fresh off his promotion as head of Daytona Beach's black clergy, Greater Friendship Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. L. Ronald Durham, shown here, has even more added responsibilities.

DAYTONA BEACH -- The Florida General Baptist Convention has elevated the Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham to its vice presidency.

Durham is senior pastor of Daytona Beach's Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 539 George W. Engram Blvd.

“I deem this an honor, for which I am truly thankful,” Durham said Monday, adding, “This was not something I was seeking, but it’s wonderful to be recognized state-wide, and I do not take this lightly.”

“I deem this an honor, for which I am truly thankful,” Durham said Monday, adding, “This was not something I was seeking, but it’s wonderful to be recognized state-wide, and I do not take this lightly.”

The Florida General Baptist Convention is made up of over 600 Baptist churches from Pensacola, to Key West, with more than 350,000 members.

Prior to his selection as vice president, Durham served as the convention's corresponding secretary over the past four years.

Durham will work with pastors assigned by the convention president from the Central Florida area. He also will have in his area of responsibility the 153-acre property owned by the convention in Palatka, and currently used as a retreat, and conference site.

The Florida Baptist Convention will soon begin looking at development of an Assisted Living Center on the property, Durham said.

Fast Facts:

Florida Baptist / Headline SurferThe Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham has shepherded Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Daytona Beach as senior pastor for a decade;
2,000-plus delegates representing their Baptist congregations at the Orlando convention voted to install Durham as vice president.

Previous Coverage:

Rev. L. Ronald Durham of Daytona / Headline SurferDaytona Beach black clergy tab the Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham as new leader
Posted Tue, 2013-04-02 22:09

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