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Trustee and Alumnus Dr. David C. Forbes Inducted into Raleigh Hall of Fame

April 17, 2013 - Reverend Dr. David C. Forbes, Sr., member of the Shaw University Board of Trustees, will be inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Monday, October 7, 2013 in the Raleigh Convention Center.

Forbes is Senior Minister and founding Pastor of Christian Faith Baptist Church, Inc. in Raleigh, NC. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Shaw in 1962, a Master of Social Work degree from Adelphi University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary. He completed course work for the Ph.D. degree in Sociology at the University of Virginia and has been awarded three honorary degrees: the Doctor of Divinity by the Richmond Virginia Seminary; the Doctor of Humane Letters by Shaw University; and the Doctor of Divinity by The Shaw University Divinity School.

Forbes came to the gospel ministry after a career in elementary school teaching, counseling, social program administration, university teaching and consultation. In addition to the ministerial role, he was Assistant Professor and Director of Admissions at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work for twelve years.  From 1979 to 1984, Forbes served as pastor of St. Peter Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. From 1983 to 1990, he served as Senior Minister and Pastor of Martin Street Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC.

Additional inductees to the Raleigh Hall of Fame include: Katherine B. Boney ("Kit"), Henry L. Kamphoefner, Claude E. McKinney, James Gregory Poole, Jr., George D. Williams, Richard Peyton Woodson, III, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and The Salvation Army of Wake County.