Reverend Dr. Gina Marcia Stewart
The Reverend Dr. Gina Marcia Stewart is an energetic, faithful, and loving pastor, visionary, preacher, adjunct professor, teacher, and community advocate with a heart for God, God’s people, and the community. She has led the congregation of Christ Missionary Baptist Church since March 1995. She is the first African American female elected to serve an established African American Baptist congregation in Memphis and Shelby County.
Dr. Stewart is a graduate of the University of Memphis (BBA), Trevecca Nazarene College (M.Ed-Administration and Supervision), Memphis Theological Seminary (M.Div), And the Interdenominational Center (The ITC – D.Min.). She has also attended the Harvard Divinity School Summer Leadership Institute for Church-Based Community and Economic Development. She is currently pursuing a PhD in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.
With skillful hands and integrity of heart, Dr. Stewart has led the congregation of CMBC to be a compassionate and caring community with a commitment to proclamation, protest, and practice. At CMBC, the hungry are fed, the naked are clothed, and the transforming love of God touches the wounded and broken.
Dr. Stewart travels extensively, conducting workshops, revivals, and seminars. She is a woman with a heart for God and God’s people.