Meet Reverend William Moses Summerville

The youngest of three siblings, Rev. William Moses Summerville was born and reared in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois by his parents Deacon Willie T. and Valerian Alexander Summerville, both now deceased.  He currently resides in Long Beach where he serves as the pastor of Kingdom Come Community Church as well as a hospice/hospital chaplain throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.


William earned his undergraduate degree at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR on a partial football scholarship. After college, he acknowledged a call to professional ministry and went on to seminary at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (G-ETS), on the campus of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

During his three years in seminary, he joined the Chaplain Candidate Program of the US Air Force Reserves and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in his first year.  He served in the Reserves for eight years.

The second year of seminary, as a part of his field study, William was assigned as student pastor of the historic Liberty Baptist Church, one of only two black Baptist churches in Chicago that accepted both the message and movement of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Throughout his time at G-ETS, he also participated in the Trinity United Church of Christ Ministers in Training program led by then Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr, Pastor Emeritus.  It was at G-ETS he found himself intrigued by how often politics and faith intersected.

Introduction to Politics

Politics came to the forefront in Rev. Summerville’s work as a hospice chaplain. He witnessed how US tax dollars are both spent and allocated for persons with a terminal illness, but not for those expected to live. Our country has Medicare for the dying, not Medicare for the living.

With Senator Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign bid of 2016 and his Medicare-for-all platform, William was inspired to involve himself.  He was twice elected as a Democratic National Convention Delegate in  2016 and 2020 and once as an Assembly District Delegate of the California Democratic Party for South Orange County, California in 2017.

As part of his campaign message, Senator Sanders summoned his supporters to run for public office for the greater good of society.  Rev. Summerville has heard the call and feels that now is the time to utilize his experience and training to serve the people by running for congress.

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