The United States Congress has presented an International Leadership Award to Sammy David, a Liberian prelate of the God’s Family Church International Incorporated, located in Paynesville.
Prophet David received the prestigious award on last Saturday, September 15, during the United States Congressional Black Caucus Convention organized by the Caribbean and African Faith-based Leadership Conference in the U.S.
David is the first religious leader from Liberia to have received such a prestigious award.
He was recognized for his outstanding faith-based leadership, humanitarian services, civic engagement and advocacy for peace in Liberia as well as his global gospel ministry in Africa, the United States, Europe and Asia.
“I am glad to receive this international award because God destined it for me,” Prophet David told journalists shortly after he arrived at the Roberts International Airport.
David was recently named as the United Nations Eminent Peace Ambassador to Liberia by the Association of World Peace Advocates, which was shortly followed by his attendance of a leadership summit at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.
The guest list at the ceremony was led by long-time American Civil Rights leader, Al Sharpton.
The U.S. Congressional Black Caucus Awards ceremony honors the accomplishments of leaders in community development that primarily operate from a faith-based perspective, targeting major issues that include religious liberty, civil rights, humanitarian concerns, social justice and economic development.