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Pastor Gordon McKinney, M.Div.
Biography

                                                     

        Pastor Gordon McKinney is the fourth son of Bishop George D. McKinney, PhD., and the late Dr. Jean C. McKinney, General Board Member of Church of God in Christ and founders of St. Stephens Cathedral in San Diego, CA.   Growing up, experienced commitment and passion for ministry through the dedication of his parents.  He witnessed his place of worship grow from a small community church to a flourishing cathedral which spawned countless ministries throughout the world. 

Pastor McKinney is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA with a Bachelor degree in Mass Communications. He is also a graduate of Shaw University Divinity School holding a Master Degree in Divinity.  Pastor McKinney’s enthusiasm for working within the community started early in his career as an educator at St. Stephens Christian school. His drive to help youth burgeoned when he moved to Durham, North Carolina, where he managed a 1.8 million-dollar federally funded Rites of Passage mentoring program.

                                                                                                 
Years later, McKinney coordinated Durham Community Prevention Partnership, to enhance a city -wide federally funded substance abuse prevention program.  During the new millennium, pastor McKinney worked as a Partnership Specialist for the US Census Bureau. As a Census Specialist, he was responsible for recruiting state, local, tribal government partners, to support the 2000 Census. Pastor McKinney spent several years as the Executive Director of Durham Companions Mentoring Program. During this time, he managing the pioneering state funded non-profit organization. In 2004, he was ordained in the Church of God in Christ.  Pastor McKinney is currently Executive Director /founder of Greater Works Community Services, a non-profit designed to uplift the Triangle Area as a community resource outreach liaison in Wake Forest, NC.  


Pastor McKinney is happily married to Voronina and has four wonderful children Samuel, Malcolm, Nnena, and Mason. He has a beautiful daughter-in-law, Yasmine (Samuel) and is a proud grandfather of Saniya Jade.  For the past twenty years, Pastor McKinney worked strategically planning and implementing various techniques to help better his community.  Through God’s help, he plans to greater impact the world.