Before coming to Memorial, Rev. Daymond was called to leading congregations recognized for their profound spiritual commitment and powerful witness to divine love and justice. During his time at Princeton, he served as a seminary intern at Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in East Orange, NJ where he focused on youth and young adult ministry, evangelism, and pastoral care. His ministry continued as pastoral resident at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, where he was active in various areas of ministry, such as community outreach and mission. He was later called as Pastor of Sixth Grace Presbyterian located in the heart of Chicago’s Southside. During his tenure at Sixth Grace, Rev. Daymond led the congregation in confronting the challenges of twenty-first-century urban ministry cultivating them towards a social activism that witnessed to the spiritual and material needs of its surrounding community.
Currently as pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church, Rev. Daymond seeks to engage in innovative and faithful ministry, which practices the gospel that is preached. Describing itself as “A Church on the Grow,” Memorial has evolved spiritually and numerically under Rev. Daymond’s visionary leadership with revitalized ministries such as the Transformers Youth Ministry and the Marriage Enrichment Ministry. Rev. Daymond also actively participates in various evangelism projects such as My Brother’s Keeper, a constructive, street ministry dedicated to ministering to and transforming the lives of men from eclectic backgrounds and ages. Further, 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 is the husband of Antonia Michelle Daymond, Ph.D and they are proud parents of twin sons, Bryce Ellington and Benjamin Miles.