Rev. Herbert Daniel Daughtry, Sr.
May 24, 2013
Rev. Herbert Daniel Daughtry, Sr. was born on January 13, 1931 in Savannah, GA. Following in his father’s footsteps, in 1958 Rev. Daughtry became an ordained pastor. In 1991, he was the first black Pentecostal minister to give the invocation in the U.S. House of Representatives. That same night after the prayer, President George H.W. Bush ended the war in Iraq. Currently, Rev. Daughtry is the pastor of the House of the Lord Pentecostal Church and provides spiritual counseling to the community.
Rev. Daughtry is also an activist, author, organizer, humanitarian, and the founder of the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance. In this capacity, he fights for better housing, healthcare, and jobs for low and middle income New Yorkers, minorities, and women. Rev. Daughtry is a champion for human rights; through his books, public speaking appearances, and travels to Israel, Iraq, and Iran, Rev. Daughtry continues to empower and inspire communities.
Today, Rev. Daughtry, Sr. hosts a weekly radio show on WWRL-AM. He has four adult children and three grandsons.
In spring 2013, Rev. Daughtry served as a civil rights "Legend" to students at Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem as part of Street Law's Closing the Gap initiative.
Want to get involved? Volunteers needed in fall 2013 for Street Law's Closing the Gap initiative.
(Reproduced with permission)