Rev. Starlette McNeill*, Associate Pastor
A native of Pensacola, Florida, Starlette McNeill* serves as the Associate Pastor at Village Baptist Church.
became a baptized believer and confessed Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord at the age of twelve at Bibleway Holiness Church
in Foley, Alabama, her
While in college, she served as the president of Campus Crusade for Christ, now known as Cru.
During seminary, she
served the children and youth of Second Temple Baptist Church and Elim Christian Fellowship both in Buffalo, New York.
was licensed and ordained by Bishop T. Anthony Bronner, the senior pastor at Elim.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Buffalo State College and a Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.
She is also a certified abstinence instructor and life skills trainer.
Committed to serving the Lord with her mind, she was a fellow at the Chautauqua Institute's New Clergy Program and Joe R. Engle's Preaching Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary.
also completed both Duke Divinity School's Foundations
of Christian Leadership program and the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation's Clergy Spiritual Life
and Leadership program.
Before accepting the call to serve at Village Baptist Church, Starlette served as the Coordinator for the Center for Ministerial Leadership at the D.C. Baptist Convention.
As the associate pastor, she is committed to the sacred task of disciple-making, spiritual formation and pastoral care, specifically focusing on the spiritual needs of children, youth and young adults.
has interests in multicultural worship and ministry, post- racial theology, ecclesiology and Christian spirituality.
She has been invited to speak before the World Council of Churches North America on the Church's role in the ministry of racial reconciliation and is a contributing author in the book Faith Forward: A Dialogue on Children, Youth and a New Kind of Christianity (Woodlake Publishers, August 2013).
writes on the race-less gospel of Jesus Christ on her
Formerly known as The Daily Race, her
writings have been featured on the Associated Baptist Press
and Ethics Daily websites.
writes a monthly column for Baptist News Global.
is happily married to the Rev. John C. McNeill, Jr. whom she
met while attending seminary and they have one amazing son, John III.