David Maynard Foy is an ordained African-American Minister in Christian Ministry for over twenty years, who’s spiritual and social roots are deep within the state of North Carolina. He presided over a church where the main educational thrust was a national agenda to eliminate racism. Its commission on racial and social justice was the instrument which attempts to change racial attitudes.
Before transferring from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Reverend Foy led a congregation into a new church facility in Kittrell, NC, a historical community who once educated Blacks at Kittrell College, an institution of the African Methodist Episcopal Denomination. As an academic, Reverend Foy earned a degree in sociology from North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, NC), a Master of Divinity degree at Shaw Divinity School (Raleigh, NC) and continuing education courses toward a Master of Education degree at North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC).
Reverend Foy believed that students of various institutions of learning, whether public, private or religious based; will benefit from a broader understanding of the multiple discoveries and inventions introduced to our society by African-Americans. In 1980 on the campus of Saint Augustine’s College (Raleigh, NC), he founded an affiliate chapter of the National Black Child Development Institute. He was the Assisting Minister at the Historic Saint Paul A.M.E. Church founded in 1848 in Raleigh, NC, an affiliate of the Interfaith Alliance of Washington, D.C. formed in 1994. This national alliance was to be a voice opposite the Religious Right Coalition with a belief that regardless of a student’s ethnicity, a deeper knowledge of so many facts (which have been concealed) is vital to the future growth and collective understanding of all who live and function in the American way of life.
Reverend David M. Foy still resides in Raleigh, NC where his message of racial and social equality and understanding still echoes though the community.
Previous works by David Foy include Human Issues and Human Values, Council of Concerned African-American Christians, published in 1978.