Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Washington Times Building, 3rd Floor
3600 New York Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002
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Levy Matthew Billups Daugherty was born in Norfolk Virginia in 1946 to wonderful parents, his mother Ruth Helen Daugherty and his father Mr. Billups whom he never knew. Mrs. Ruth Daugherty raised Levy and his 10 other siblings. She was a great woman; a missionary, a writer, a civil rights leader for social justice and a great pastor. She was also a wonderful counselor to all families in our neighborhood.
Levy was called to the ministry at the age of 7 years old and was raised, educated and ordained by his pastor and mother and his stepfather who also was a Baptist pastor. He was educated and raised Seventh Day Adventist. He also had to go to the Catholic Church as he attended Catholic school. He went to church on Saturday and Sunday! He did missionary work on Sunday afternoon door-to-door. He was an entrepreneur and got married at a very early age and became the father of six children by his first wife. He was then introduced in 1975 to the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity founded by the late Reverend Dr. Sun Myung Moon.
He worked in several countries especially in Canada and America was asked to be one of the founding members of the American Clergy Leadership Conference and was also one of the vice-presidents for 7 years of the Family Federation. He published American Clergy Magazine and the King Maker Magazine a black history magazine. He was introduced to Claire Christine Allen Daugherty by Father Moon in New York City. In 1982 they were married in the famous Madison Square Garden. They now have five beautiful children and altogether from both marriages there are 21 grandkids and more than 20 great grandchildren.
Levy has served as the senior pastor of the Norfolk Family Church for three years and is now serving as the Senior Advisor for the American Clergy Leadership Conference and for the Norfolk Church. He is also the executive co-director for the American Clergy Leadership Conference for the East Coast southern region and author of the handbook ”Why Family Matters”.