NAN Celebrates Living Black History, Honoring Bishop Victor T. Curry

Every day during Black History Month, we will honor chapter leaders, advocates, and partners who are shaping Black History now.

(February 15th, 2021) — Today we honor Bishop Victor T. Curry.

Bishop Victor T. Curry is an exemplary pastor, preacher, author, teacher and social activist who epitomizes focused leadership. Ordained more than forty years ago, Bishop Curry has since been inspired to daily action through service, motivated by divinely prescribed commitments to his faith and invigorated to a pursuit of social justice for all.

Bishop Curry is Founding Senior Pastor of New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International of North Miami. Under his leadership the church’s current ministerial portfolio includes the Dr. John A. McKinney Christian Academy, educating youth grades K-6; the WMBM Media Group, parent company to Gospel AM 1490 WMBM, a 24-hour Gospel Radio Station, and WMBM Cares, a nonprofit organization serving as the social responsibility arm of WMBM Media Group. Further to his compliment, Bishop Curry is the founding Moderator of the Progressive Kingdom Baptist Association, a division of the Florida General Baptist Convention, Inc., and an ordained Bishop within the International Bishops Conference under the leadership of Archbishop LeRoy Bailey, Jr.

His humanitarian resolve manifests numerous projects and extensions from varied entities. Most notably, Bishop Curry has devoted attention and resources to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, as well as the Haitian community in South Florida. With mission trips, a food pantry and financial contributions to schools, orphanages and ministries, Bishop Curry maintains his passion and engagement with a dedication that persists long after the news crews depart, and the camera lights fade.

As a civic and community leader, Bishop Curry has held a number of substantive leadership roles, including a multi-term Presidency of the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP, Chairman of Social Justice within the Florida General Baptist Convention, member of the National Board of Directors for National Action Network, and was subsequently installed as the inaugural President of the South Florida chapter. His impact on political and social events is exemplified by his conceptualization and leadership of “Operation Lemonade,” a nonpartisan Get-Out-The-Vote effort in 2012 in the State of Florida. Bishop Curry currently serves as the Southern Regional Director for National Action Network.

Bishop Curry continues to galvanize communities and champion causes that would bring attention to those who are the least, the lost, and the left out. As he passes the baton to aspiring civic and community leaders, his efforts towards engaging voters during election years, holding town hall meetings and political forums, and doing all he can to expand the social and political consciousness of his community continues to impact and inspire.

Bishop Curry’s national recognition propelled him to accept an assignment as the Master of Ceremonies at the 50th Anniversary March on Washington as well as serve as a panelist for the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. He has been the beneficiary of countless awards and honors far too numerous to mention, each authenticating his genuine philanthropy, altruism and distinction. His life efforts reverberate the challenge “to seek first the kingdom”, for indeed a charge to keep he has and a God to glorify.