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Pastor elected state NAACP vice president

The Rev. Kevin L. Chandler, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in South Boston, was elected vice president of the state NAACP during the 78th Annual Virginia State Conference NAACP held at the Hilton Hotel & Spa at Short Pump in Henrico County on Oct. 26.

The theme of the 78th Annual Virginia State Conference NAACP was “Forward Ever Backwards Never.” 

Chandler, a South Boston resident received the oath of office during the final plenary session. 

Chandler is past president of the Halifax County/South Boston Branch NAACP having served seven years from 2004-2011, and he is currently serving as vice president of the local branch.  

A long time community activist, Chandler has a deep passion for helping all people and is currently employed as a prevention specialist with Southside Community Services Board.

Chandler also has served as director of the “Call Me Mister” program at Longwood University and as program director at the university.

He also served as general manager of Chandler and Sons Trucking from 1990 to 2004 conducting day-to-day operations of the trucking company.

A 1981 graduate of Halifax County Senior High School, Chandler holds an associate degree in industrial electronics from Norfolk State University, a BS degree in electronics technology and a BS degree in electronics from Norfolk State University.

He received a BS in business administration from American Intercontinental University in 2007.