Durham is a city that has been known on a national scale for its divisions: ethnic, socio-economic, denominational, and educational. But we do not believe that this is God’s destiny for Durham.
Since the early colonial period in the Piedmont of North Carolina, Europeans, Native Americans, and free Africans have co-existed here. Later, a major milestone in the restoration of peace and unity in our nation took place here: Bennett Place in Durham is the site of the largest surrender of troops at the close of the Civil War. Durham was also a place of hope for aspiring African American businessmen at the turn of the last century. Known as “Black Wall Street,” there were more African- American millionaires in Durham in the 1930s than anywhere else in the nation.
Today, a revival of entrepreneurship is sparking urban renewal and renewed hope for the future of our city. We have many great resources including Duke University and North Carolina Central University, to attract talent both from within our city and from around the world.
As believers, we look around Durham and see the hand of God on our city. We believe He is unfolding His purpose and destiny for Durham. One thing is clear: God loves Durham, and He is at work HERE!Back to top