Bishop Designate Dr. Lenard G. McCray
Lenard Gregory McCray was born in Baton Rouge, LA.  He is the eldest son of Retired Pastor Isiah H. McCray and Ms. Delores Hayes.  Pastor Lenard grew up in the Progressive Baptist Church, pastored by the late Rev. Dr. Robert Douglas Thomas, who baptized Lenard at the early age of eight years old.  In 1973 Lenard moved from Baton Rouge, LA to Detroit, MI to live with his father. He united with the St. James Missionary Baptist Church, were his father served as Assistant to the Pastor, Rev. Charles H. Nicks, Jr.  There, at the age of 14, Lenard acknowledged his calling to preach the gospel.  After two years of study, on February 29, 1976, Lenard shared his first sermon, and was licensed to preach the gospel of peace.
In 1981, after beginning his family, Lenard moved back to Baton Rouge.  Under the direction of Pastor Ricky Carter of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Brusly, LA, Rev. McCray began studying at Christian Bible College of Baton Rouge, where he received his Bachelors of Theology, Masters of Theology, and Graduate Specialist Degrees.  He also studied at E.K. Bailey Expository Ministries in Dallas,TX, where he was awarded Certification in Expository Preaching.
On January 30, 2014, Pastor Lenard G McCray recieved his Doctor of Theology degree from Eastern Missouri Bible College, Dr. Everette James, President.  

Dr. McCray has also studied at the National Baptist Convention Congress of Christian Education.

Dr. Lenard McCray has held the following posts:

Associate Minister:
St. James Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit, MI
Rev. Charles Nicks, Jr. Pastor
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA
Rev. Dr. R.D. Thomas, Rev. J.J. Mitchell, Rev. Melvin Rushing

Assistant Pastor
New Ark Missionary Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Q.T. Ellis, Pastor
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Brusly LA
Rev. Dr. Ricky Carter, Pastor
Jordan Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit, MI
Rev. Isiah H. McCray, Pastor

Senior Pastor
Rock Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Brusly, LA
New Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA
Jordan Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

On January 23, 2011, Dr. Lenard McCray was installed as the 3rd pastor of the Jordan Missionary Baptist Church, succeeding his father, Rev. Isiah H. McCray.

On June 24, 2012 Pastor McCray was appointed by Kingdom Destiny Fellowship International as Michigan State Overseer. In 2013 he was named International Overseer of Emerging Churches.   He has also been elevated to the title of Bishop Designate through K.D.F.I. and also Jurisdictional Bishop over the 7th Jurisdiction of All About Christ International Network of Churches and Ministries.

Pastor. McCray is married to the lovely Mrs. Ivory Denise McCray.  They were married at Jordan on June 13, 2010 by his father.

Pastor. McCray is the father of 1 son, Rev. Lenard G. McCray, Jr, and 4 daughters, Shalando (Nikki), LaToya, Traci, and Jessica.  Rev. McCray is also the grandfather of 10 grandchildren, Grace, Jamie, Stephani, Destiny, Danielle, Christopher, Derrick Joshe', Jason DeShawn, Brianna, and Lenard III.

Pastor McCray's desire is to share God's plan of kingdom building and discipleship with the world that God's will might be done, that as many as receive Him (Jesus) may become children of the Most High God!





703 Newport Street,
Detroit, MI 48215
Church Phone: (313) 823-1450