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Rev. Dr. Glenn B. Dames, Jr. is the Senior Pastor at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church since November, 2016. Prior to Allen Temple, Pastor Dames served as the Senior Minister of the thriving St. James AME Church in Titusville since November of 2006. At the early age of 12, he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior and at 15 he responded to his calling to preach the Gospel. Reverend Dames has served as Youth Pastor of the Historic St. James A.M.E. Church in Orange Park, Florida, Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church in Richmond, Virginia, Brown Memorial A.M.E. Church in Washington, D.C., and he served as Senior Minister of the Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in Starke, FL for over five years.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Rev. Dames is a graduate of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL and a graduate of The Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia were he earned the Master of Divinity. He has also earned a Doctorate of Ministry at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Pastor Dames’ ministry extended beyond the walls of St. James AMEC and into the Brevard County Community. Pastor Dames is a community Pastor. He was active and visible in local schools, hospitals, jails, homes, and all facets of city and county government. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, a participant of Save African American Boys, a member of the Sons of Allen of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the former North Brevard Branch NAACP Branch President. He has been featured in USA Today, Democracy Now, many publications, because of his advocacy against injustice.
Although Reverend Dames is very proud of all of his achievements and involvements, he is mostly proud to be a loving husband to Mrs. Jennifer Dames and father to two beautiful girls, Detra, and Jailynn Dames, and son, Glenn B. Dames, III (Tre’).