Reverend Lamont S. Granby, is the son of Samuel & Ayris E. Granby, born in New York City,
and raised in New Rochelle, New York. He was educated in the New Rochelle public school system.
Upon high school graduation, Rev. Granby attended the University of Pittsburgh, earning a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In order to assist his father in the family business,
he then attended the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. He later received
his Masters of Divinity from Drew University.
Reverend Granby is a son of the The Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle, and was licensed to
preach April 22, 1998. He was ordained February 16, 2002, at The Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle,
by Reverend Dr. Allen Paul Weaver, Jr. Reverend Granby served as the Assistant to the Pastor under
Dr. Weaver, until he was called to Pastor himself. On March 28, 2010, Reverend Granby was installed as
the 20th Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Bronxville, New York. He is the first African-American
Pastor of this 160 year old historic church.
Reverend Granby is involved in a number of national and community organizations. He is a Life Member
of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., in the Beta Psi Sigma Chapter, which serves Westchester County
and the Bronx, in which he served as a Past President and Chaplain. He is currently the President of
The Clergy Coalition of the 47th precinct, a member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association
Ethics Board, member of Metropolitan Funeral Directors Associations, the Community Action Board of
Montefiore Hospital, as well as the Clergy Liaison for the 47th precinct The Bronx, N.Y.P.D., and
lastly serves on the College Careers Board in Westchester County.
Over the years, Reverend Granby has been actively involved in the mentorship of male youth, both in the
church and community-wide. He has not only organized culturally enriching and fun-filled activities, but
has given a great deal of his time and attention to the young males entrusted to his care. Through his
family business, he has presented numerous scholarships to college-bound high seniors throughout the
New York metropolitan area. He was raised to believe in the importance of giving back to the community
in any way possible. He continues in his role as Pastor to mentor and counsel those in his congregation
Reverend Granby is married to Felita Granby, and they are the proud parents of three adult children:
Martine Nicole, Kyle Nicholas, Jordenn Nicollette, and dotting grandparents to Lilie-Rae Dominque.
Reverend Granby’s favorite scripture is Romans 8:38-39,
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor any creature, shall be able to separate us from
the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (KJV)
Former pastors included: Rev. Joseph Burnett, Rev. Charles Waterhouse, Rev. Richard Harris,
Rev. Uriah B. Guiscard, Rev. Dr. Owen A. Williams, Rev. Dr. E. T. Hiscox, Rev. Dr. T. M. Colwell,
Rev. Dr. Charles Hastings Dodd, Rev. Dr. William A. Granger, Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Fowler,
Rev. Frank O. Belden, Rev. Dr. George D. Adams, Rev. Dr. Harold Cooke Phillips,
Rev. Dr. Elmer A. Love, Rev. Dr. Carol O. Morong, Rev. Dr. Daniel Hampton Miller,
Rev. Dr. Camille Collins Bedard, Rev. Dr. Russell E. Gundlach, and Rev. Dr. Richard Burke.