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Reverend Dr. Gina M. Stewart

The Reverend Dr. Gina Stewart is a pastor, preacher, visionary, builder, mentor, adjunct professor, and daughter of Christ Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. She has led the congregation of Christ Missionary Baptist Church since March 1995 and is the first African American female elected to serve an established African American Baptist congregation in Memphis and Shelby County.

Under Dr. Stewart’s leadership, CMBC has experienced significant numerical, physical and financial growth. The church has purchased several additional properties to accommodate its increasing growth. The church offers more than fifty ministries, which are intended to minister to the Spirit, Soul and Body of every person and lead to personal transformation. She travels extensively conducting workshops, revivals, and seminars. Dr. Stewart is a woman with a heart for God and God’s people.

Dr. Stewart is the founder of Greater Works Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to philanthropy and ministry development and has received numerous honors and awards for her outstanding service to the church and the community including the Community Service Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in 2000 and the O'landa Draper Humanitarian Award.

She has also received much recognition for her strength in preaching and an award for The World’s Most Loved Pastor in the Gospel Today Magazine in 2005. Her works have also been featured in numerous books and publications.

She has served as a Team Leader for the Pastoral Excellence Program for Lott Carey International, a development and advocacy organization. She has also served as Adjunct Faculty for Memphis Theological Seminary and a Faculty Mentor for United Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Program. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Practical Theology for the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and is also currently serving as the 1st Vice President for the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention.

Dr. Stewart has earned a Master of Divinity degree, and Doctor of Ministry degree and is currently pursuing a PhD in African American Preaching at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianpolis, Indiana.

In September 2015, she released her first book entitled We’ve Got Next: HERstory in HIStory

Dr. Stewart will be speaking at the Opening Service which begins at 9:00 a.m. EST on John 10:10 which is our theme verse.

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