Christian Community In Shock This Morning: Popular New Jersey Pastor Has Unexpectedly Died. She Just Re-Opened The Doors Of Her Church On Easter Sunday
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” ~ Psalm 116:15With great sadness, we, the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Boonton Township, NJ, do make this public announcement of the passing of Our Beloved Pastor, Dr. Kimberly Credit.We ask that you hold her family and church family up in prayer as we endure this difficult time. Official arrangements forth coming.
Dr. Kimberly stood in her pulpit Sunday morning. She shared she was short of breath. She shared she had recently had surgery and it was successful. She said she weaned herself off of the pain medication 4 days ago. Pastor Mark Moore, Jr. preached for her on Sunday as it was her first surgery back in her building.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." ~ Psalm 116:15 With great sadness, we, the Mount Zion…Posted by Mount Zion Baptist Church of Boonton Township on Tuesday, April 6, 2021
She told her congregation how glad she was to have them back in the building. She also shared that she has never met Pastor Mike Todd, but it’s apparent he has recently been a blessing to her ministry. Our condolences to this church and her family.
Listen… let me say this before I get a good and needed nap in. We had a WONDERFUL Resurrection ReEntry Revival today….Posted by Kimberly Credit on Sunday, April 4, 2021
The Reverend Doctor Kimberly Credit serves as the first female and seventh Pastor at the 100-year-old Mount Zion Baptist Church of Boonton Township, New Jersey. She was elected as Pastor in December 19, 2015 with over 95% of the vote.
Dr. Credit is a theologian and a Christian apologist. She received a BA in Psychology from the William Paterson University, in New Jersey and done graduate work in Forensic Psychology. She received both her Master of Divinity (May 2012) and her Doctor of Ministry degrees (May 2015). Both degrees were earned at the New York Theological Seminary in NY. Her Doctor of Ministry dissertation focused on Homiletics and Christian Apologetics.
Dr. Credit currently directs the Doctor of Ministry Cohort for the Transformational Preaching at Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio (2018). Prior, Dr. Credit successfully designed and served as the Doctor of Ministry Cohort Director of the Inaugural Transformational Preaching Program at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, until her resignation in January 2018. She is an adjunct professor of Homiletics and has also taught at New York Theological Seminary and Nyack Christian College.
Dr. Credit is the Founder and Director of “The Preaching Lab,” a monthly preaching clinic where she provides coaching and training for preachers. She also serves as the Vice President of the African American Clergy Association of Morris County, N.J. and as an Advisory Board Member of the IC3 Church Growth & Development Conference in Houston, TX. Dr. Credit travels regularly to preach, lecture, and train preachers and leaders across the nation. She is the author of 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.
Dr. Credit also has the honor of being the first female and African American to present in the National Conference on Christian Apologetics, the first female preacher to present in the E.K. Bailey Expository Preaching Conference and remains an annual speaker. In addition, on April 4, 2019, Dr. Credit had the esteemed honor of being inducted into Morehouse’s MLK Board of Preachers.
Dr. Credit was widowed young and has one son currently completing graduate school. She enjoys reading, traveling, and investing in pastors, preachers, and leaders.