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Stratford featured speaker for NAACP 73rd anniversary

Posted: February 22, 2018 4:25 p.m.
Updated: February 23, 2018 1:00 a.m.

David Stratford III

Pastor David Stratford III, minister of High Hill Baptist Church in Lugoff, will be the featured speaker for the Camden/Kershaw Branch NAACP’s 73rd anniversary celebration, to be held this Sunday at 4 p.m. in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 801 Broad St., Camden.

Pastor Stratford, the oldest child of Eva Mae Stratford and the late David Stratford Jr., was raised by his grandmother, Lula Bell Stradford. He graduated from Camden High School in 1975, then went to work at Kershaw County Memorial Hospital, where he has been employed for 43 years.

He was ordained on Feb. 27, 1994, by the Mt. Moriah Baptist Association and graduated from the Morris College Ministerial Certificate Program in 1997 as well as the Fort Clark Biblical Institute in Lugoff in 2008. He is a magna cum laude graduate from Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, Ga., with an associate degree in Biblical Studies, where he is currently working on his Bachelor of Ministry. 

He is a member of the Wing of Love Couples Club and member of the Concerned Clergy of Kershaw County. He has served as president of the S.C. Association of Hospital Central Service and is the chaplain for Composite Lodge 372, Prince Hall, F&A Mason, Camden.

He is married to Annette Marie Drakeford Stradford and they have a son, DeWayne David, and five grandchildren.


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