Dr. Michael Baker, chancellor of the Division of Education, is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Reynolds was appointed as the director of Ministerial Development in the Division of Education at the 77th International General Assembly. Dr. Reynolds brings a wealth of experience in ministry and education.
He has served as lead pastor of New Life Celebration Church of God in Dolton, Illinois, since 1992. The church has planted eight churches and has an elementary school that serves the community children from preschool through the eighth grade. The ministry also has a gym that hosts basketball tournaments with over 300 spectators.
Dr. Reynolds also serves as the president of the New Life Urban Educational Center, which is the discipleship arm for the church. Dr. Reynolds was the executive producer of two television shows called the New Life Show and Entrusted With the Gospel. Both television shows were produced at New Life Celebration’s television studio. In addition to his local responsibilities, he serves as chaplain for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Since 2006, Dr. Reynolds has served at Trinity International University. At the university, he was the director of the Master of Arts in Urban Ministry, as well as the executive director and associate academic dean, South Chicago Regional Center. Dr. Reynolds is the editor of the Urban Devotional Bible (Crossway, 2007).
Dr. Reynolds and his wife, Erica, who serves as the director of Worship, have been married for more than 37 years and have four lovely children, Michael II, Celenna, Jonathan, and Cicely and are grandparents to three children.
Dr. Reynolds will work in the Division of Education with Dr. Michael Baker, the leadership, and staff in the Division of Education, as well as direct the Lilly Initiative.