A Story of Resilience - Bill's Story

Rev. Bill Lamar, now in his seventh year as Senior Pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C, draws resilience from ancestors of the past and visions of future generations who will continue the church’s ministry.

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Guest Info

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Rev. Bill Lamar

Senior Pastor, Metropolitan A.M.E. 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.


Show Notes


[00:00] Intro

[02:08] An address change

[05:21] Understanding what had come before him

[08:53] His source of resilience

[13:12] What it looks like today


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Rev. Bill Lamar is the co-host of "Can These Bones," the Faith & Leadership podcast, and can be reached on Twitter @WilliamHLamarIV.

Rev. Lamar mentions the book, Eyewitness: The Negro in American History (A Living Documentary of the Afro-American Contribution to U.S. History) by William Loren Katz

Reservoirs of Resilience is inspired by the monograph written by Bishop Janice Huie. Read the full publication here.

This podcast is brought to you by TMF’s Leadership Ministry. Leadership Ministry connects diverse, high capacity leaders in conversations and environments that create a network of courage, learning, and innovation in order to help the church lean into its God-appointed mission. For more information and to support TMF’s Leadership Ministry, visit tmf-fdn.org/leadership-ministry.