A Martin Luther King Fellowship Breakfast on Monday, January 15, will feature as keynote speaker the Reverend Derrick Hammond, pastor of Oak Valley Baptist Church in Oak Ridge.
It’s the 30th annual Martin Luther King Fellowship Breakfast hosted by the Atomic City Sportsmen.
The breakfast will be at the Oak Valley Baptist Church, 194 Hampton Road in Oak Ridge, on Monday, January 15. The program will begin at 8 a.m.
Hammond has served the Oak Valley Baptist Church for the past three years, a press release said. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University. He also completed the dual master’s degree program at Samford University, earning a Master of Divinity and a Master of Business Administration, the press release said.
Hammond has published work with the National Baptist Convention, the African American Pulpit, Our Daily Bread, and the Union Gospel Press, the press release said. In 2013, he received national accreditation as a certified church administrator by the National Association of Church Business Administration.
In addition to his pastoral duties, Hammond is heavily involved in local and surrounding community affairs, the press release said. He is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Oak Ridge program, and he serves as an active member of the Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation Board, Emory Valley Center Board, Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club, East Tennessee Economic Council, and Beeson Divinity School Alumni Advisory Board. He also serves as the finance commissioner for the Knoxville District Baptist Association, and an adjunct instructor for Tennessee Technical University and the Institute of Continued Learning of Roane State Community College.
Hammond and Davyda, his wife of 18 years, moved to Oak Ridge in August of 2014 when he accepted his call to the pastorate, the press release said. He has two children attending Oak Ridge High School.
There is no charge for attending the breakfast, the press release said.
Contact David Mosby at (865) 482-4193 or [email protected] for more information.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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