The Rev. David L. Montgomery will be speaker for the Camden-Kershaw County NAACP Branch’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, to be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Camden First United Methodist Church, 704 W. DeKalb St.
The public is invited, said Elder William Gaither, branch president.
Montgomery, who is pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church, attended Richland School District One schools, graduating in 1974 from Lower Richland High School. He attended the University of South Carolina at Aiken on a basketball scholarship and graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He furthered his studies at the University of South Carolina, earning a Master of Education degree in 1987 and a Master’s plus 30 in School Administration in 1989. He is a 2010 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary will a Master of Divinity degree.
He is a retired school administrator, having served in that capacity in Richland districts One and Two and in Lee County Schools. He served as principal of Alcorn and Hopkins middle schools in Richland One and Lower Lee Elementary school in Lee County.
He is married to Denise Daniel of Aiken, and they are the parents of three children: Damion, a graduate of Livingstone College; Dana, a graduate of Florida A&M University; and Derwin, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University. They have one granddaughter, Camille Alise Montgomery.
Montgomery has served as pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church for the past 14 years. He also serves as a chaplain resident for Palmetto Health.