Reverend Dr. Herbert Daughtry hails from a family which has produced at least five generations of Black churchmen and women leaders. As National Presiding Minister of The House of the Lord Churches, Founding Chair of the National Religious Leaders of African Ancestry Concerned About Darfur, Inc. (NRLAA), founder and Chairman Emeritus of the National Black United Front (NBUF), and President of the African People’s Christian Organization (APCO), Rev. Daughtry has risen to a position of national and international acclaim and responsibility. Through over 50 years of involvement in communities and church service, he has earned the title, “The People’s Pastor.”
Active in the struggle for the integration of schools in the 1950′s and for community controls of schools in the late 1960′s, Rev. Daughtry has been in involved in protest actions in cooperation with Brooklyn CORE and Operation Breadbasket. During this period, in addition to serving as Co-Chairman of the Ministers Against Narcotics, he also served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bedford Stuyvesant Youth in Action. In the field of Religion, he has served in various capacities with the World Council of Churches and studied and done research at the Theological Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland. He has been the Preacher in Residence at the Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also lectured at Harvard University School of Divinity and at both Union and New York Theological Seminaries in New York City. Additionally, he was one of the principle lecturers at the 150th Anniversary of the Virginia Theological Seminary. His lecture, “A Theology of Black Liberation, the Who, What and How,” was published in the school’s journal.
Rev. Daughtry has received Citations and Resolutions from the U.S. Congress and State legislature honoring him for his many years of service to humanity. Among the numerous awards he has received are honorary doctorate degrees from Seton Hall University (1980) and the State University of New York, College of Old Westbury (1992). Additionally, he was among a small group of religious leaders from across the United States invited to attend the Presidential breakfasts held periodically by President William J. Clinton. Rev. Herbert Daughtry has been married to Dr. Karen Smith Daughtry for 50 years and is the father of three daughters, Leah Denyatta, Sharon D’Boya and Dawnique Dakeba; and, one son, Herbert Daniel, Jr. – all college graduates. They have three grandsons: Lorenzo Alexander, Herb III, and Miles.