Pastor David Bio

 

  • Lifelong resident of Albany, NY; Born and raised in the South End
  • Pastor and co-founder of New Horizons Christian Church; Albany, NY
  • Spiritual Care Advisor for Parsons Child and Family Center and Northeast Parent and Child Society [Affiliates of Northern Rivers Family Services]
  • Founder of the Albany Law Enforcement Resolution Team; ALERT
  • Vice Chairman for the Board of Directors for the Albany County Land Bank Corporation.
  • Board Member of the Albany County Ethics Commission
  • Member of the Albany [LEAD] Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Policy Making Team
  • Member of the Albany County Executive’s Opioid Task Force
  • Member of the Workforce Development Committee for Hudson Valley Community College.
  • Advisory Committee for the Capital South Campus Center
  • Served on the Board of the Senior Hope Counseling Center.
  • Served as Chairman for the CURE Violence advisory committee [2014] which is developed to reduce and eliminate violence in our city.
  • Served on the Alpha Pregnancy Center Board of Directors
  • Served on Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s Community Equity Advisory Committee.
  • Served on the board of the Capital District Ministers Fellowship
  • Has done Chaplaincy work for the New York Football Giants from 2001 to 2015
  • Former President of the Albany, New York Chapter of the NAACP
  • Recipient of 2017 Trinity Alliance Community Service Award
  • Recipient of the Director’s Community Leadership Award for the Federal Bureau of Investigation 2017/2018
  • Albany County Citizen of the Month. February 2018
  • Jefferson Award Medalist and National Finalist 2018
  • A member of: The Network of Local Churches, Columbus, Ohio
  • A member of the Albany African American Clergy United for Empowerment [TAAACUFE]

Personal

  • Happily married to Brenda Pope Traynham since October 27, 1984
  • We are the proud father of two daughters:
    • Kantrell Janay… Tyese Sharett…
  • Proud Grandparents of 3 grandsons:  
    • Andre; Richard and Romario