On June 2, 2022, the Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, made a generous contribution to Converted Heart Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church for their work in the area COVID-19 relief. The Deltas, as they are affectionally known, visited the home of Pastor Darryl A. Burton Sr., the founder and servant leader of Converted Heart CME Church to present the contribution. Pastor Darryl, along with his wife Rev. Kim E. Burton launched Converted Heart seven years ago, in hopes making an impact in the lives of the residents of Montgomery County.
When elevated levels of the coronavirus hit the United States in March 2020, Pastor Darryl moved from having worship services at the Veterans Place Civic Center (Silver Spring, MD), to their residence. Their ministry was built on assisting the homeless population within Silver Spring, MD., with socks, clothing, and food. Pastor Darryl stated to President Lynn Miller Rowe, that the COVID-19 global pandemic caused us to shift from serving food on the weekends to passing out mask, gloves and hand sanitizer. Pastor Darryl said a greater importance was placed on distributing the supplies because lives were being loss. A spiritual covering is always important but now the practical covering and education was now a necessity. Pastor Darryl that global pandemic ushered in a different type of ministry to serve.
Pastor Darryl said the contribution received from the Deltas aligns with their mission which is: Our Collective Impact: Empowering Our Community For Success. Pastor Darryl said he was grateful that the Converted Heart family was thought of in this way and he plan to continue to make an impact as a servant leader in Montgomery County and beyond.
Joining President Lynn Mill Rowe today was:
Barbara Boney, First Vice President