William H. Lamar IV

Pastor, Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hyattsville, MD

William H. Lamar IV is Pastor of Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in Hyattsville, Maryland, and Managing Director of Leadership Education at Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Lamar has served congregations in Monticello, Orlando, and Jacksonville, Florida. His pastoral ministry strengthened disciples and communities through ministry development, community outreach, organizing for justice, numerical and financial growth, and property acquisition. Through his association with Duke, Lamar convened and resourced executive pastors of large churches, denominational financial executives, young denominational leaders, Methodist bishops, and the constituency of Lilly Endowment’s Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Programs.

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 1996 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 AFRO American Newspapers, Divinity Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He was featured on The Takeaway, a syndicated National Public Radio Show earlier this year.

William is the husband of Dr. Courtney Smith Lamar, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland.