Dr. Kenneth Samuel is the Pastor for the World Church in Stone Mountain, which has dual standing as an Independent Baptist Church and an active congregation of the United Church of Christ. He currently resides in Ellenwood and is the proud parent of his daughter Kendalle. Rev. Samuel, a well-respected pastor and civil rights leader, has always been an outspoken activist for equal rights.
“As an African-American pastor in Georgia, I have fought long and hard for African-American civil rights in this country – in the name of religion and in the civil rights through legislation,” he said. “I am supporting my LGBTQ family against discriminatory legislation because I don’t believe my love of God means I have to discriminate against another group. We all can work together and not send the message that because you are different, you don’t get certain privileges. That’s wrong. God loves us all and we were all made equal, so we deserve equal respect.”