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Rev. Mary A. Tumpkin

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Founding Minister

Phone: (305) ***-****  
Local Address:  Miami Gardens , Florida , United States
Universal Truth Center
21310 NW 37Th Avenue
Carol City , Florida 33056
United States

Company Description: The Universal Truth Community Development Corp. (UTCDC), located at 21310 N.W. 37th Ave., Miami, Florida, is a Florida community and faith based non-profit...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Doctorate degree
    South Florida Center for Theological Studies
  • Doctorate of Ministry degree
    Florida Center for Theological Studies
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Center for Spiritual Living Asheville - Celebration of Life Audio Archives
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Dr. Blaine Mays, President of INTA; Rev. Dr. Mary Tumpkin, Senior Minister of Universal Truth Center for Better Living in Miami; Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader of Centers for Spiritual Living, Golden, CO all spoke on this year's theme: "Sky's the Limit". (3/13/13)
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Dr. Blaine Mays, President of INTA; Rev. Dr. Mary Tumpkin, Senior Minister of Universal Truth Center for Better Living in Miami; Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader of Centers for Spiritual Living, Golden, CO all spoke on this year's theme: "Sky's the Limit". (3/13/13)
Blogging Black Miami: Religion
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Memorial service for Rev. Dr. Mary Tumpkin
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Dr. Tumpkin was the President of the Universal Foundation for Better Living, an international association of New Thought Christian churches, centers, and study groups founded by the Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon in 1974. Tumpkin also was the Founding and Senior Minister of the Universal Truth Center (UTC), a New Thought Christian "Bible-based church for thinkers," and a UFBL affiliate, founded in Miami in 1982. For 31 years, Dr. Tumpkin carried out UTC's mission to "empower people to develop their potential by awakening their divine nature. The Center offers a classes and services dedicated to the development of the whole person. Under the leadership of Dr. Tumpkin, UTC has grown from being housed in rental space to having its own facility that houses a sanctuary, a community room, a bookstore, adult education classrooms, staff offices and the Universal Academy, a not-for-profit child care and early learning center.
"The work Rev. Tumpkin did in growing the ministry is phenomenal.
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Dr. Tumpkin was highly regarded around the world as a biblical scholar and was an acclaimed teacher and preacher who authored numerous publications. She lectured and preached throughout the United States, as well as in England, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean. She was known for her powerful, energetic, and often humorous preaching style and her ability to express the message of Jesus the Christ in a relevant, practical, and accessible way. She earned her Doctorate of Ministry degree at the Florida Center for Theological Studies. Dr. Tumpkin served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Metaphysical Religion; the International New Thought Alliance; the Florida Center for Theological Studies; and the Westar Institute.
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Dr. Tumpkin is also the founding minister of the Universal Truth Center for Better Living (UTC), a U.F.B.L. affiliate in Miami Gardens, Florida. For the past 31 years, Dr. Tumpkin has carried out UTC's mission to "empower people to develop their potential by awakening their divine nature. The Center offers a wide variety of classes and services dedicated to the development of the whole person. Two independent non-profit UTC affiliates have emerged as a result of Dr. Tumpkin's vision of empowerment and abundant living: the Universal Truth Community Development Corporation addresses the business development, housing, and educational needs of the surrounding community; and the Universal Academy, a not-for-profit child care and early learning center, accepts students ranging from three months old through first grade.
Also an acclaimed teacher, Bible scholar, and author, Dr. Tumpkin holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Florida Center for Theological Studies. She has lectured throughout the United States, as well as in England, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean. She is known for her powerful, energetic, and often humorous preaching style and her ability to express the message of Jesus the Christ in a relevant, practical, and accessible way. Dr. Tumpkin serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Metaphysical Religion; the International New Thought Alliance; the Florida Center for Theological Studies; and the Westar Institute.
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Memorial Service for Rev. Dr. Mary Tumpkin
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In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that a donation in Rev. Tumpkin's name be made to UFBL at www.ufbl.org or UTC at www.utruthcenter.org.
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Rev. Tumpkin was the second President in the 40-year history of the Universal Foundation for Better Living, following her mentor, The Reverend Dr. Johnnie Colemon of Chicago, Illinois. The UFBL is an international association of New Thought Christian churches, centers and study groups dedicated to spreading the abundant life teachings of Jesus the Christ.
As President of UFBL, Rev. Tumpkin served as leader and spiritual guide for 11 study groups, 5 center and 4 discussion groups in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. In 2001, Rev. Tumpkin assembled and led the team that established the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary, which trains teachers, ministers and lay leaders annually in the New Thought Christian theology.
As the founding and senior minister of the Universal Truth Center for Better Living Church (UTC), Rev. Tumpkin guided this organization for 31 years, staying true to its mission to "empower people to develop their potential by awakening their divine nature. During her tenure, Rev. Tumpkin realized a long held vision for empowerment and abundant living - the birthing of the Universal Academy - a preschool, pre- kindergarten and kindergarten school that provides a structured, supportive learning environment in which the growth, self-esteem, motivation and self-confidence of each student is nurtured.
A noted Bible scholar, acclaimed teacher, and author, Rev. Tumpkin raised the bar for the academic study of allegorical (metaphysical) interpretation of Scripture. Known for her powerful, energetic and often humorous preaching style, Rev. Tumpkin stood apart from her peers as one who expressed the message of Jesus the Christ in a relevant, practical and accessible way. In addition to her service within the UFBL, Rev. Tumpkin served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Metaphysical Religion; the International New Thought Alliance; the Florida Center for Theological Studies; and the Westar Institute.
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Memorial Service for Rev. Dr. Mary Tumpkin
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