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Herbert Daughtry

Herbert Daughtry

  • ‘They are the Weather Men and Women’: Eric Adams and the Black Church

    Eric Adams at church (photo: Erica Sherman/Brooklyn BP's Office)

    “God told me, ‘Eric, you’re going to be Mayor.’ I am here because of my spirituality,” Eric Adams said last month as he announced the creation of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Partnership. Though the office will connect with all faiths, it is being led by Gilford Monrose, pastor of the predominantly Black church, Mt. Zion Church of God 7th Day in Brooklyn, where Adams has lived for decades and was borough president before becoming the city’s 110th mayor.