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Dr. Lilipiana D. Darensburg is a proud native of Clayton, NC, where she was reared in a Christian family, and attended the public Schools in Garner, NC. Being one of the four African Americans to integrate the school in Garner in 1966, she made history and beat the odds by graduating from Garner Senior High School. Dr. Darensburg went on to continue her education and received her degree of Bachelor of Science in Human Science from North Carolina Central University in Durham. All though all of these accomplishments had been achieved, Dr.Darensburg was still being true to her calling and was ordained as a Reverend by the Wake Baptist Association, in Raleigh, North Carolina. She became a member of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc., in 200I. She did Ministerial studies at Shaw University Divinity School, in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she earned two degrees: Master of Divinity, summa cum laude and Master of Religious Education, cum laude. She also earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from Howard University School of Divinity and Certificate in International Studies from Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia. In the fall of 2003 Dr. Darensburg joined Shaw University Department of Religion and Philosophy (College of Adult and Professional Education) as an adjunct faculty member. Her research and teaching interest include: Creating a faithful participatory Ministry for Street People. Her interest where greater in Church Administration, Christianity and Family, World Religions and the Bible. The Introduction to Religion and Womanist Theological Anthropology studies gave her a perspective of the power of women in the ministry. She embraced leadership and served on the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc., and Vance-Granville Ministerial Alliance, (Deep River Association and Wake Baptist Association). While a graduate student at Howard University School of Divinity, she produced a weekly radio program called “Social Justice to Social Justice”. Her show dealt with current conditions and issues that are vital to the community. The show was centered on finding solutions spiritually and resourcefully for people like the homeless and to help listeners understand how different circumstances can lead to something greater. Religion was also a strong topic for discussion on the weekly interactive show where the community could call in and ask questions at WARR 1520 AM, in Warrenton, NC. Dr. Darensburg is an active member of the American Academy of Religion and has been a guest lecturer at numerous Churches and schools throughout her career. Reverend Dr. Lilipiana Darensburg is currently the owner and Vice President of WARR I520 AM radio station in Warrenton NC. She is also, Executive Director of The Gladys Rogers Darensburg Foundation and Founder of Noble Works Homeless Transitional Ministry, in Warrenton, North Carolina where she has humbly addresses homelessness with love and compassion. Her many social Justice shows are being heard all over the world as the station streams live over the internet at www.warrradio.com. There are many more things that Reverend Dr. Lilipiana Darensburg feels that needs to be done to strengthen our communities, but for now she will continue to lead by example and show people better than she could tell people. She is determined to make an impact in the community through her deeds in communication and in education. She aspires to train and empower the current and next generation by continuously making opportunities available for internships and providing access to one of the most powerful resources available to our community, which is the local radio station. As President of WARR 1520 AM, Dr. Darensburg makes sure that the programs highlights faith, community, music, and motivational words of encouragement.