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Rev. William Lamar, IV

Rev. William Lamar, IV

Senior Pastor
Metropolitan A.M.E. Church
Washington, D.C.
Rev. William Lamar, IV Rev. William Lamar, IV

William H. Lamar IV is the pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, District of Columbia. Formerly, he was managing director of Leadership Education at Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina.  Lamar has served congregations in Hyattsville, Maryland; Monticello, Florida; Orlando, Florida; and Jacksonville, Florida.  Through his association with Duke, Lamar convened and resourced executive pastors of large churches, denominational finance executives, young denominational leaders, Methodist bishops, and the constituency of Lilly Endowment’s Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program.

William H. Lamar IV was ordained an itinerant elder in 2000 at the Florida Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University having earned a degree in public management with a minor in philosophy and religion and a certificate in human resource management. Lamar earned the master of divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, in 1999.  He has published articles in the Washington Post, Christian Century, The Anvil, The Christian Recorder, The Afro-American Newspaper, Divinity Magazine, and the Huffington Post.  He has been featured on The Takeaway and the Huffington Post Live. Lamar is honored to serve and to extend the ancestral legacy of worship, liberation, and service that has animated Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church for nearly two centuries.

Speaking Engagements

Sunday, August 19, 2018