Senior Pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Doctor of Ministry Cohort Director for Preaching Program and Adjunct Professor of Homiletics, Dr Kimberly Credit has passed away. Pastor Kimberly was reported to have died today April 5 2021. The news of her death was confirmed on social media.
Circumstances surrounding her death was not disclosed to the public.
Doctor Kimberly Credit pastorship started on December 19, 2015, after clearing over 95% of the vote during the church election for the pastoral office.
She is the first female and seventh Pastor at the 100-year-old Mount Zion Baptist Church of Boonton Township, New Jersey.
Dr Credit is a theologian and a Christian apologist.
Kimberly graduated from William Paterson University, New Jersey where she bagged her BA in Psychology.
In 2012 she bagged her Master Of Divinity and her Doctor of Ministry degree in May 2015 both from the New York Theological Seminary in NY.
Kimberly before her death directs the Doctor of Ministry Cohort for the Transformational Preaching at Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio (2018).
She also lectured at New York Theological Seminary and Nyack Christian College.
Dr Credit founded “The Preaching Lab,” a monthly preaching clinic where she provides coaching and training for preachers.
She has authored many books, which include Prophetic Apologetics: Exegeting the Culture; Equipping the Church, and Fifty Shades to Being a Female Preacher, and Thirteen Crucial Lessons for the New Pastor; From the Book of Nehemiah.
Reacting to her death, The Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church through Facebook penned down their heartfelt tribute to a woman of God.
On behalf of the leaders and members of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church, we extend our condolences to the Credit and Alford families, as well as Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Boonton, in the untimely passing of Dr Kimberly Credit.
Prior to her call to Mt. Zion, Dr Credit was a part of our ministerial staff, led the Young Adult and Christian Education Ministries, while also completing her dissertation project on apologetics during our mid-week Bible Study. The Preaching Lab was launched at Smyrna, and she was the first female ordained at Smyrna through NJDMBA.
We are truly grateful to have played a small part in her impactful ministry. Though she has departed us, may the work she has done, both locally and nationally, continue to advance God’s kingdom for generations to come.
Also reacting to her death Mike Pembleton Jr. described Dr Kimberly as an advocate of the Women Preaching Movement, advocate of higher education in the pulpit, and a leopard print.
“Rev. Dr. Kimberly Credit you have shocked the Pastor’s Circle with this one. You were an advocate of the Women Preaching Movement, an advocate of higher education in the pulpit, and all things leopard print.
Wow, one of our Full Gospel Fellowship Pastors has slipped from time into eternity. We pray for strength in this hour to her son, family, and the people who make up Mount Zion Baptist Church of Boonton Township, where she Pastored. Sleep well Prophet, you have the better hand!”; Mike Wrote On Facebook.
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