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The Rev. Patrick L. Daymond was born the third child of Mr. Tommy and Mrs. Josephine Daymond, Sr. He accepted Jesus Christ at an early age, having been reared in the faith at the First Missionary Baptist Church of Winter Haven, FL. It was there in Winter Haven that he also received his elementary and secondary education, graduating valedictorian of Lake Region Sr. High School. Rev. Daymond then matriculated into two top tier institutions of higher learning. He holds a BA in Political Science from Davidson College in Davidson, NC. He later received his Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ, where he concentrated on Biblical Studies and Homiletics. Currently, Rev. Daymond is enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry Program at Garrett Theological Seminary and the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. His focus tract of study is African American Congregational Leadership. Prior to arriving at Memorial Presbyterian Church, Rev. Daymond served in ordained ministry first as a Pastoral Resident at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago beginning in 2005. There he was active in various areas of ministry, specifically community outreach and mission. In 2007, Rev. Daymond was called to be the pastor of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church of Chicago. During his tenure there, the congregation experienced substantial spiritual and numerical growth committing itself to a renewed resolve in ministry and mission. There he also created a number of compelling ministries, including the nationally recognized “Barbershop Rap Mentoring Program.” Rev. Daymond serves and has provided service to several boards including the Board of Associated Urban Ministries-Transforming Communities, the Board of Directors for Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), the Illinois Indiana Regional Organizing Network (IIRON) and the Board of Trustees for McCormick Theological Seminary. Rev. Daymond has also served as an adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary. A highly sought after preacher, teacher, and workshop facilitator, Rev. Daymond seeks to lift up and empower all of humanity through preaching and teaching the life changing Word of God and living out the convincing and compelling gospel of Jesus Christ. Rev. Daymond is the husband of Mrs. Antonia Michelle Daymond and they are proud parents of twin sons, Bryce Ellington and Benjamin Miles.