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Minister Cecil Diggs, III

In the past Cecil has been Executive Director of Bread for the City, Inc. in Washington, DC, Chairman of the Hunger Committee for the Washington DC Mayors Commission on Food Nutrition and Health, Co-Chairman of the World Food Day Convocation at the National Cathedral and Chairman of the First Annual Conference on Hunger in the Nation’s Capital. He served as a Campus Minister at Benedict College in Columbia SC, led a Hurricane Hugo Disaster Relief Project for the Columbia Urban League and Co-coordinated the SC Teen Institutes at Coker and Presbyterian Colleges. In addition, Cecil has been an Elementary Teen Pregnancy Prevention Counselor for Orangeburg 5 School District, a Coastal South Carolina Regional School Health Coordinator for SC Department of Education and a Charleston County School District Community Education Director for John’s and Wadmalaw Islands in Charleston, SC.
Cecil Diggs, III is ordained a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Howard University School of Divinity where he was a Benjamin E. Mayes Fellow of the Fund for Theological Education. He has also been a Fulbright Hayes Scholar on a Doctoral Study Tour of Religion, Philosophy and Culture in India.
 Today Cecil Diggs has a “New View of God, Others and You.” When Jesus of Nazareth came along saying “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,” Minister Cecil Diggs says, it is like Jesus was saying get a completely New View of God’s will on earth as it is in heaven coming in and through you.                                                                                                                                                                                           
If you believe that you are a mere mortal born to die and return to the ash and dust of the ground, “You need a new view.” If you see yourself and others as conceived in sin and born in iniquity, “you need a new view of God, others and you.” If you have one kind of love for God, another kind of love for yourself and a different kind of love for others, “You need a 360 Degree Completely New View of God, Others and You.” 
A growing number of faithful people are tuning-out church because churches are not tuning-in to them. Too often churches are on a negative frequency. We are not conceived in sin and born into iniquity. We are not sinners and wretches undone. Knowing evil, sin, guilt, blame, shame and death is not our heritage. We are an immaculate conception; the Image and Likeness of God. If we do not choose that, we lose that.
By leaving his religion and redefining his faith tradition, Jesus met a need in all human beings to feel an anointing in their lives that is inclusive rather than exclusive. We all need to know real love that is supreme appreciation for the value we all add to the world just because we came into the world.
To fellow Christians, it is not enough to herald baby Jesus in the manger as savior of the world. Every baby should arrive with proclamations and shouts of joy as one who makes the world a better place. We are here to bring God’s will on earth as it is in heaven. Truly, we arrive perfect as our heavenly father makes us. As our heavenly Father conceived us, we are an immaculate conception. We are all intricately interwoven and wonderfully wrought because we are the image and likeness of our heavenly Father. “While we are in the world, we are not of the world.” That is Christ Consciousness. God and Christ Jesus allowed a criminal arrest, criminal trials, a criminal conviction and punishment of death by crucifixion for you to get Jesus new view of God others and you.
To you who are of other faith traditions or no faith tradition, Jesus died with you in mind too. By the way, Jesus wasn’t a Christian. He did not build an institution or a religion of exclusivity. He initiated a body of believers who recognize him as the Christ, the Son of the living God. In teaching his students and followers how to pray, Jesus called the living God “our Father who is in heaven.” Christian or not, Jesus’ daddy is our daddy too. This is why I am giving you the New View of God, Others and You!
These keys unlock doors to the ease of more pleased. As we “Remember the Day We Were Born,” we catapult a future where we never die. It is a future of evermore abundant life. It is the New View of God Others and You!”
If you free your mind, everything before and behind will become free too.                                                                                   
 
Minister Cecil Diggs, III
 
 

Brief Biography Cecil Diggs, III

Education

Studied at South Carolina State University Graduate School of Education; Educational Guidance
M.A., Divinity, Howard University Divinity School
B.A., Political Science, University of South Carolina

Experience & Accomplishments

Cecil Diggs most recently advanced from Afterschool Site Counselor to Site Director and a Charleston County School District Community Education Coordinator for John’s and Wadmalaw Islands in Charleston, SC. In the past he has been an Executive Director of Bread for the City, Inc. in Washington DC, Head Wrestling Coach at Howard University, Chairman of the Hunger Committee for the Washington DC Mayors Commission on Food Nutrition and Health, Director of Housing and Campus Minister at Benedict College in Columbia SC, a Program Manager for the SC Primary Health Care Association and the SC Health and Human Services Finance Commission. He Led a 15 County Hurricane Hugo Disaster Relief Project for the Columbia Urban League, Co-coordinated the SC Teen Institutes at Coker and Presbyterian Colleges, been an Elementary Teen Pregnancy Prevention Counselor for Orangeburg 5 School District, Designed and administered 24 hours Character Camps for 60 elementary students from Orangeburg 5 School District, been a Regional School Health Coordinator for SC Department of Education; providing technical support for the development of School-wide Health Initiatives in Coastal SC School Districts, and Cecil Codified audio records of 16 counties focus group surveys for Metabolic Syndrome Research; Project EXPORT at MUSC and SCSU.  

Community
Involvement

Chairman, Conference on Hunger, National Cathedral, Washington, DC
Co-Chairman, World Food Day Convocation Planning Committee, Washington National Cathedral,
Chairman, Hunger Committee, Washington DC Mayor’s Commission on Food, Nutrition and Health and Board Member, Midtown Youth Academy in Washington, DC.
He was a Member, Mayor’s Citizens’ Environmental Initiative Committee and a Police Chaplain in Columbia SC, also a Vice Chairperson of Healthy Schools Healthy South Carolina Network Action Council.
Cecil has been a Counselor, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference at Charleston Southern University, a Board Chairman of Charleston County First STEPS Partnership Board, a Board Member of Crisis Ministries in Charleston, and Chairman of the “Let Them Play” Citizens Planning Team at the Joseph Riley Charleston RiverDogs Baseball Stadium.
Additionally, Cecil has been a Board Member, Low Country Human Development Center/Okatie Academy and Child Development Center, Beaufort, SC, a Member of Orangeburg Area Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, and a Member, Orangeburg School District Five Action Planning Team, Orangeburg, SC.

Honors & Awards

·     Outstanding Service Award, James Island Office of Community Education
·     Fulbright Hayes Scholar, Doctoral Study Tour of Religion Philosophy and Culture in India
·     Benjamin E. Mayes Fellow, Fund for Theological Education
·     Roasted by Bread for the City, Mayor’s Commission on Food, Nutrition and Health, Washington National Cathedral, Capital Area Community Food Bank and Lutheran Social Services Warehouse Coalition at the Gold Room of US Senate Office Building in Washington DC
·     Ordained Minister, Charleston County Baptist Association
 

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