Union Missionary Baptist Church
Building Community: Spiritually, Socially, Educationally, Economically
Our Pastor & First Lady
March 03, 2023 – Union Missionary Baptist Church (UMBC) is pleased to announce and welcome Pastor-Elect, Reverend Kenny Craig, his wife Corrie and family. As the church’s new Pastor, Reverend Craig will be responsible for leading the spiritual life of the church and community. “The UMBC family is excited and look forward to Pastor Craig’s leadership as we move to our next level,” says Wayne Lynn, Deacon’s Ministry Chairman.
Rev. Kenny Craig has served as pastor of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Dyer, Tennessee for the past 18 years. He has preached the Gospel since 1999 and was called to the pastorate in 2004.
Rev. Craig earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is a graduate of the Tennessee Department of Safety Drug Abuse Resistance Education School and holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from Union University and is pursuing a Doctoral of Ministry degree from Memphis Theological Seminary. He is a writer and published author of the book “Interlopers: The Difficult People & Life Experiences that Prepare us for Greater.”
Pastor Craig’s greatest love is preaching and teaching in the church and community. He believes you cannot live in a community and not give back to it. His favorite quote is from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who said, “I cannot be what I ought to be, as long as you are not what you ought to be.”
Craig and his wife, Corrie are the proud parents of seven children and three grandchildren. They plan to relocate to the Lansing area from Tennessee.
About Reverend Kenny Craig
To see God build His church through the power of the Holy Spirit. To preach, teach, and lead people to Christ and into a balanced Christian lifestyle. To challenge Christians to find and use their spiritual gifts and be lead and motivated by the Holy Spirit in all aspects of life
ABOUT UNION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
In the heart of downtown Lansing, Michigan, near the Capital loop, UMBC is a Church on the move, led with vision. A congregation of 700 plus members, Union Missionary Baptist Church was the first African American Baptist Church established in the City of Lansing.
UMBC Mission Statement:
To build the Kingdom of God (Spiritual); improve the quality of community life (Social); promote and foster academic achievement (Education); develop initiatives for financial empowerment in the urban community (Economic).To see God build His church through the power of the Holy Spirit. To preach, teach, and lead people to Christ and into a balanced Christian lifestyle. To challenge Christians to find and use their spiritual gifts and be lead and motivated by the Holy Spirit in all aspects of life
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