Rev. DeBora M. Duckett, Pastor
Rev. DeBora 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 continues her ministerial mentorship under the guidance of Rev. Dr. John E. Freeman and his wife, Rev. Brenda Freeman of United A.M.E., Xenia, Ohio where she previously serves as the Church School Superintendent, Public Relations / Webpage Administrator and Media Screen ministry coordinator.
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 Yellow Springs, Ohio while continuing the itinerate and educational process in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.) church.
A graduate of the historic Wilberforce University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management, she is currently completing her 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 presently also completing her Masters of Divinity Degree at Payne Theological Seminary. 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!