Luke E. Torian Edit Profile
Bachelor, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina, 1980. Master of Divinity, Virginia Union University, Richmond, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, Howard University School Divinity, Washington, 1987.
Since 2010 he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 52nd district in the Prince William County suburbs of Washington, D.C. Torian has served on the House committees on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources. Counties, Cities and Towns. And General Laws.
Torian was born in Roxboro, North Carolina.
He received a B.A. degree in political science from Winston-Salem State University in 1980. Training to become a Baptist minister, he received a master's degree in divinity in 1984 from the School of Theology at Virginia Union University, and a doctorate in ministry from the Howard University School of Divinity in 1987. Torian worked for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for eight years.
He was pastor of Gilfield Baptist Church in Charles City County, Virginia 1990–1995. Since then, he has been pastor of First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries. In February 2009, Republican Party of Virginia chair Jeff Frederick announced that he would not run for reelection to the Virginia House of Delegates.
Torian ran for Frederick's 52nd district seat, winning a Democratic primary with more than two-thirds of the votes cast, then defeating Republican nominee Rafael Lopez.
Founder Virginians Organized Interfaith Community Engagement. Member of Eastern Prince William Ministerial Association (co-president), Omega Psi Phi (Third District Citizen of Year award 2000, Psi Nu Citizen of Year award 2001).
Married Clarice Jones. 1 child Constance A.