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Reverend Dr. Herbert "Herb" Lusk

Herbert "Herb" Lusk is a former American football running back who played for three seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. Lusk was the first NFL player to kneel in the end zone after a touchdown and pray on October 9, 1977.

Lusk is currently the pastor of the Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Pastor Lusk graduated from Gwynedd Mercy College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology, received a Masters of Divinity from the Reformed Episcopal Theological Seminary, an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Reformed Episcopal Theological Seminary, an Honorary Doctorate of Ministry degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Eastern University.

During his tenure as Pastor of Greater Exodus, Reverend Dr. Lusk has hosted governors, mayors, senators, congressmen, a Vice President of the United States and on two occasions, the President of the United States. Pastor Lusk served as an advisor to the President of the United States of America on Faith Based Initiatives.

In addition, he served as an advisor to the United Nations and has appeared on Nightline, Hardball, NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox News broadcast programs. He has received numerous awards, honors and citations.

His unique experience and leadership style make him a valuable asset to the board of the Muhammad Ali Childhood Home Museum. Pastor Lusk is an avid fan of the sport of boxing and admires the work of the great Muhammad Ali.