Having been blessed with the anointing of David, the mantle of Joshua and the favor of Joseph, Marvin Charles Lue, Jr. is on a divine assignment to be a conduit of holistic change for the betterment of mankind through the sharing of the message of salvation and empowerment through the life and witness of Jesus the Christ. Realizing the importance of being properly trained to show himself approved for the task at hand of Profound Proclamation, Pastoral Leadership and Christian Education, Pastor Lue holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Religion; Minor in English) from Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA; as well as a Master of Divinity degree (Homiletics and Worship with advanced studies in Church Administration and Pastoral Care and Counseling) from the Phillips School of Theology of the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA. He is an Ordained Itinerate Elder in Full Connection in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, having served in ministry since 1990 and more specifically, Pastoral ministry since 1997 having served in the states of Georgia, Florida and Missouri is now is honored to serve as Pastor of The Stewart Memorial CME Church of Mobile, Alabama, “God’s Place to BE for You and Me on The Avenue”. Pastor Lue has played integral leadership roles in Christian Education, Evangelism and Ministerial Development across the CME Church (responsible for developing curriculum for cross generational congregations, with emphasis on present day leadership equipped with addressing present day issues facing the Body of Christ. For his efforts, God has blessed Pastor Lue to be recognized in the Order of the Flame, World Methodist Council, 2002 (which recognizes the accomplishments and potential of young pastors); Connectional Young Adult Ministry Hall of Faith, CME Church, 2008 (for Leadership in the Church); Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers, 2010 (for the Effective and Impactful Spread of the Gospel that transforms lives and communities as a whole); and numerous other awards for excellence in Preaching, Pastoral Leadership and Christian Education, as well as now serving as a founding member and current chairman of the Board of Ministerial Examination for the Southeast Alabama region of the CME Church, as well as Chair of The Mobile Movement , Faith in Action Alabama and Mobile4REAL. To further his pursuit of Achievement and Enlightenment, Pastor Lue is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated & a Master Mason (F&AM PHA) and author of various social media inspirational posts, including WW: WINSDAY’S Word.
But no MOUNTAINTOP experience is devoid of spending some time in the VALLEY! Pastor Lue is also a living witness of VALLEY life as: a baby not expected to live beyond his first 24 hours of life due to a rare gastric condition that continues to challenge him to this day; a product of a single mother home, due to the death of his natural father at the age of 4, followed by the life transitions of both his parental and maternal grandparents; an endurer of a nomadic childhood which found him moving from state to state, city to city and school to school as his mother did her best to better their quality of life, even though it made it difficult to establish roots in any particular community (ironically, this same cycle can be seen in his adult life as he strives to climb higher in his calling in life); and as a potential stereotypical statistic of a young black man with talents, gifts and graces to take the world by storm, but who has, at times, did not exercised the discipline necessary to handle the storms life can bring. Yes, life for him has been ‘no crystal stair’, yet the tacks and splinters he has had to experience have made him a STRONGER, WISER and BETTER man and servant for the Lord and His people. For all that he has accomplished and endured, Pastor Lue unashamedly presses toward the MARK. . . . Found in Christ Jesus, his Lord!