Pastor Donald W. Morgan

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     Reverend Morgan was born April 5, 1952 in Zebulon, NC, the youngest of nine children, 2 girls and 7 boys born to the late Dock Washington Morgan and the late Maddie Mozell Mitchell Morgan.  He has 3 brothers and 2 sisters who are deceased.  Two of his remaining brothers are also ministers.  Most of his family still live in North Carolina and he has one brother in Atlanta, GA.  His son, Kelvin Dewayne Morgan is 33 years old and lives in Modesto, CA.

     Pastor Morgan is a 1970 graduate of the James E. Sheppard high school, a 1980 graduate of the Shaw Divinity School, Raleigh, NC, and a 1993 graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA.

     He joined the Beaver’s Chapel UCC, in Zebulon, NC at the age of 9.  At the age of 15 he became affiliated with a non-denomination church called The Miracle Center House of Revival under the leadership of The Late Overseer Cora Smith. He accepted the call to the ministry at the age of 16, and became the pastor of The Miracle Center House of Revival at the age of twenty. In 1980 he felt a leading of the spirit to reconnect with the UCC, entering seminary and serving his first UCC congregation New Bethel UCC in Raleigh, NC.  Upon graduating from seminary in 1983 he served as director for the Franklinton Center United Church Inc., a camp site and retreat center of the UCC in Enfield, NC, at the same time accepting a call to be the part time pastor of the Elam's Chapel UCC in Lillington, NC.

     In 1986 he accepted a call to Pleasant Union UCC in Raleigh, NC, and in 1990 moved to New Iberia, LA to become the pastor of the Tech Area Ministries UCC, serving as Senior Pastor of 4 rural churches, for 6 years before accepting a position at Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, MS, a social services ministry of the United Church of Christ. Check out this wonderful Mission of the United Church of Christ www.backbaymission.com.  Pastor Morgan was called to serve the St. John’s United Church of Christ in Elkhart, IN, in July of 2008 and served there for 3.5 years before being called to the Warren Congregational Church UCC in Warren, CT.  Pastor Don’s first Sunday with us was December 08, 2013.

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