Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor, was one of the premier preachers of our time. His pulpit scholarship and his intellect was admired by countless men and women who thrilled to his messages. His biography, 'The Substance of Things Hoped For: A Memoir of African-American Faith', is one of my favorite books.
Dr. Proctor was pastor of the legendary Abyssinia Baptist Church in Harlem. He served as President of Virginia Union College, North Carolina A&T University and taught at Rutgers University. His was what can only be described as a generous life. In this video clip, he provides insight into his motivation for a life of such prolific service.