ELDER DR. KENNETH A. DUKE INSTALLED AS THE 14TH PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CONVENTION, USA, INC. ON MONDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 18, 2019
On Monday night, February 18, approximately 700 individuals were in attendance to witness the Installation of the 14th President of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Elder Dr. Kenneth A. Duke, Senior Pastor of New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church, Miami, FL. (The Installation Service was held at New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church, 777 NW 85th Street, Miami, FL.)
Dr. Duke, a product of the historic Bishop College, Dallas, TX, was officially installed as the organization’s 14th President by Elder Dr. Bernard C. Yates, the 13th President of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and Pastor of Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL. Elder Dr. Thomas W. Samuels, the 11th President of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and Pastor Emeritus of Greater Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC, delivered the Installation Message.
In addition to having served as General Vice President of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., President Duke served the denomination as the Moderator of East Florida District Association; Chairman of the Board of Evangelism; and, President of the Youth Congress (now known as the Chosen Generation Congress).
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Duke completed his post-graduate studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA; and, he received an honorary doctorate from St Thomas Christian University, Jacksonville, FL.
President Duke is the son of the late Elder Dan Duke and Mrs. Eunice Duke of Miami; the husband of the lovely Lady Julia Duke; the father of three adult children, Kenneth D., Kelon D., and Aheisha; and, the grandfather of three wonderful grandchildren.