Cornel Dunmore is the Visionary and Senior Pastor of Catch of the Day DC Church. He is responsible for organizing, overseeing and managing the day to day operations of the ministry. He is the third child of the late Dorothy and Charles Dunmore. He is a native Washingtonian, reared in the Washington Highlands neighborhood located in Ward 8 and is a proud 1978 graduate of Ballou Senior High School, home of the award winning Majestic Marching Knights Band.
For more than 40 years Cornel has been an faithful member at Revival Temple Full Gospel Church, Washington, DC and Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, MD. He has served in many leadership capacities including Sunday School Teacher, Director of Vacation Bible School, Youth Minister and Director of Evangelism. Cornel is the former Visionary and CEO of Catch of the Day Worldwide Evangelistic Ministries, where he developed a comprehensive evangelism program and trained churches to evangelize local communities.
On August 1, 2015, while in Philadelphia, PA, the LORD spoke to Cornel to pastor and shepherd his people. He instructed him to catch, clean, connect and commission disciples for Christ. On April 10, 2016 Catch of the Day DC Church officially launched.
Cornel is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Class of ’90, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in Printing Technology and Management. He was hired by UDC immediately after graduation, where he worked in both the department of printing and graphics. Cornel went on to work for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), where he worked as a Communications Representative for more than 18 years. On April 1, 2016, he retired to pursue full-time ministry.
Cornel is married to Felicia Quarles-Dunmore and they have two excellent sons. The oldest, Braxton is a Morehouse graduate and the youngest, Royce is a honors graduate of New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts, Film School.
When he is not engaged in ministry, Cornel enjoys attending theaters, museums and traveling.