Rev. DeBora M. Duckett, M.Div., Pastor



Rev. DeBora M. Duckett is a spirit-filled woman, who has taken the commandment to make disciples                              seriously from the time she accepted her calling. Ordained as an Itinerant Deacon by the Right                                      Reverend McKinley Young at the 183rd Session of the Ohio Annual Conference, she is one who loves                                        God first, and naturally because of that love, cannot help but love God’s people. 


Rev. DeBora was appointed as Pastor of St. Paul, Cedarville during the 2014 Planning Convocation held in

Columbus, Ohio by the Right Reverend McKinley Young. She has subsequently been re-appointed annually

per A.M.E. Discipline. Originally a member of the Second Episcopal District, she credits and is grateful for the ministerial direction,

teaching and mentorship of Rev. Dr. John E. Freeman and his wife, Rev. Brenda Freeman of United A.M.E., Xenia, Ohio.

Raised in Fort Washington, Maryland she bears witness that it was her parents, James B. (Sr.) and Gladys M. Duckett, who first taught her, by example, to worship, have faith in and respect Christ as Lord. She now resides in Fairborn, Ohio while finalizing the itinerate educational process in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.) church.


She is also a May 2021 graduate of the historic Payne Theological Seminary where she received her Masters of Divinity degree. Wilberforce University is where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management. She also holds a certification in Church Administration and Finance through NICFA at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Understanding that the business of church serves as the foundation that allows for the work of ministry, community outreach and being relevant disciples of Christ. She is employed at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.


Rev. Duckett unwaveringly lives by the words of Peter, “That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”  1 Peter1:7


Remembering that … For He Alone Is Worthy!


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