IMG_2050San Diego, CA: On Saturday, July 13, 2013 True Faith Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Pastor Charles J. Dorsey 32 years of ministry in the San Diego community. Charles J. Dorsey was born July 10, 1936 in Helena, Arkansas. In 1951, he and his mother the late, Irene Bell moved to San Diego, California. In 1954, during his senior year he joined the CA National Guard and in 1955 he graduated from San Diego High School. In May 1977, Rev. Dorsey was called to ministry at Pilgrim Progressive Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Marvin C. Hines. Rev. Dorsey became licensed to preach in February 1979 and was ordained in March 1981 at Victory Baptist Church by the late Rev. Clarence H. White.

IMG_2078 IMG_2061 IMG_2062 IMG_2063 IMG_2064Pastor Dorsey held many leadership roles in the faith community. He served as co-chair of the St. Stephen’s Alliance with Bishop McKinney that lead to a federal funded program under “No Child Left Behind” to provide tutoring support for students to improve their grades and test scores, Chairperson of the San Diego County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance for 5 years a student meal in class program at Johnson Elementary school and with Point Loma Nazarene founded the Community Youth Education Day to promote students, parents from various churches how to pursue a higher education while maintaining their Christian values during the process. Pastor Dorsey also served as Secretary of Black Men United, Vice-President and now current President and Chairman of the United African American Ministerial Action Council – UAAMAC.  In his position at UAAMAC, the organization has assisted prison inmates through their “Prison Inmate Re-entry Program”, “Guns-for-Gift Cards” exchange event in Southeast San Diego, for over 10 years UAMAAC has hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast to fundraise and support UAAMAC programs throughout the year.
Rev. Gerald Brown, Executive Director, UAMAAC, “Pastor Dorsey is a humble Man of God, a true servant leaders who has set an example of unconditional love for All of mankind.Pastor Dorsey has dedicated his life to bringthe “Good News” for the betterment of humanity. Robbie Robinson, President, Broadway Heights Community Council, “Pastor Dorsey has served a long and productive pastoral career. After 32 years of service in the community, Pastor Dorseyleaves a legacy of many accomplishments. He is a great community engager and will be missed by many.”

 

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