Reverend Daniel A. Buford

Organization: 
Director, Emerging Leaders Program, Leadership Institute at Allen Temple
Position: 
Director, Prophetic Justice Ministry at Allen Temple Baptist Church

Reverend Daniel A. Buford heads the Prophetic Justice Ministry at Allen Temple. He is a founding organizer and trainer of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond based in New Orleans, Louisiana and has conducted Undoing Racism workshops throughout the United States, South Africa, Japan and Puerto Rico since 1980.   He is the President of the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, a peace and justice law think tank organization located in Berkeley, California.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Rev. Buford was educated in the Cincinnati Public School system and attended the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. He has a BA Degree “Born Again”. His graduate studies are in the belief that he can do all things through Christ that strengthens him. Reverend Buford received a license to preach in 1974 and was ordained in 1977 by the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH.  He served as the superintendent of the Trinity’s Sunday School for several years and was Interim Pastor for 13 months. His calling to the ministry was greatly influenced by his father in ministry, Reverend William D. Mosley, Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Madisonville, (a rural area of Cincinnati). He has taught Doctor of Ministry students as a faculty member of the University of Creation Spirituality and the Wisdom University since 1997 in courses on wood sculpture and the creative process. He has recently worked with the Leadership Institute at Allen Temple in designing a Social Justice curriculum and he will teach classes in community organizing during the Spring and Fall of 2011.