Reverend Paul L. Kelley, an ordained minister of the gospel, accepted his call in 2000 under the leadership of Rev. Dr. G. David Horton, Pastor of Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens, Florida. He was called to serve as interim pastor of the Greater Mt. Missionary Baptist Church in the summer of 2001 in the midst of a financial and spiritual turmoil that overwhelmed the community and the body of Christ as a whole. Because of his passion for Christ and God’s people, Pastor Kelley made a most diligent effort to reverse not only the financial state of the church, but more importantly the spiritual climate of the church. He instituted this motto “It’s in the Book,” and stood by it. And so Mt. Everett began to do those things that were of the word of God and consequently began to prosper. It is of no surprise that six months later he was asked to stay and thus installed as the Pastor.
Pastor Kelley’s territory has been enlarged with the new assignment as Pastor of the Greater Little Rock Baptist Church in Macon. He has already begun his work in the surrounding vineyard as God has instructed and is seeking opportunities to implement community self-help projects such as S.H.A.R.E. right here in Macon through M.E.R.L.C.
He also plays very active roles in several other community and faith-based boards, conferences and councils that provide avenues for witnessing and evangelizing to the masses. His affiliations are broad and include but are not limited to the NAACP, where he serves as Chaplain and Church Relations Liaison of the Macon Chapter, Union Baptist Ministerial Council, Lambda Kappa Pnu Service Fraternity, Ambassador to the Florida Memorial University, local and foreign mission ministries. He is immediate past 4th Vice Moderator of the Seaboard Baptist Association, Inc. an affiliate of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., and is a proud member of the Dr. Willie L. Golden “Last Chance” Scholarship Committee.
Pastor Kelley is a product of the Dade County Public School System, Knoxville College, in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia and the Florida Memorial University School of Religion and Philosophy in Miami Gardens, Florida. His drive for continuing education is endless and Pastor Kelley is now currently enrolled in the Grace Bible College.
Rev. Paul L. Kelley