Dr. Dennis Proctor

Dr. Dennis Proctor

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Dr. Dennis Proctor is the founding president of the Congress of National Black Churches, Baltimore Affiliate and has co-authored "Christians Under Construction" with Dr. Staccato Powell. He has held three pastorates including his current position at the historic Pennsylvania Avenue A.M.E. Zion Church in Baltimore, Md.

In addition, Proctor is the chair of the finance committee of the Philadelphia-Baltimore Annual Conference (Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal District) and an active member of the International Ministers' and Lay Association of the A.M.E. Zion Church. Proctor was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. board of preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.

He received a bachelor's degree from Livingstone College, a master's degree in pastoral care and counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and a juris doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Law. Proctor also received a Doctor of Ministry from the United Theological Seminary where he was named a Samuel D. Proctor/Otis Moss Fellow.

Proctor is married to the former Deborah Diane Wilson, and they live in Ellicott City, Md., with their three children Emory II, Dennis Jr., and Diandra Noelle.