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About Reverend Daryl Ward

As a nationally recognized pastor and seminarian, Daryl Ward speaks to the needs of the un-churched and at-risk urban communities. With innovative programming, he and his wife, Co-Pastor Vanessa, led Omega Baptist Church in Dayton, OH to embrace its “church unusual” identity.

Reverend Ward served as senior pastor from 1988 through 2019. During his thirty years of service, the ministry grew from 100 to 4,000 members at its peak.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Reverend Ward served as director of admissions, dean of African-American Ministries and president and chief operating officer of United Theological Seminary.

His awards and recognitions include

•       Honorary doctorate from Simmons Bible College

•       Honorary chief of Ekumfi Asokwa Village in Ghana, West Africa

•       Distinguished Alumni Award from Colgate Rochester Divinity School

The Wards are the proud parents of three children and four grandchildren. Dr. Ward is available to speak to your school, church or organization. Whether a ten-minute presentation or a full-day workshop, this expert will encourage, inspire and empower your group to execute ministry excellence! For inquiries about speaking engagements and bulk book purchases, visit DarylWard.org or email darylward01@gmail.com