Title: Senior Pastor
Telephone: 305.238.8121 x.306
Staff Member Since: 2007
Birthday: July 26
I have been the Senior Pastor of Old Cutler since coming to Miami from the Washington DC area. It’s been a bit like coming home having grown up in Jamaica and now discovering myself in a church filled with the similaly rich and exciting diversity of a place like South Florida!
What I have discovered is that Old Cutler is a warm and loving community filled with wonderful people willing and ready to share their lives with you. In large part that is because Old Cutler is made up of real people who understand just how much we need God’s grace as we build our lives, grow our families, and develop our relationships. We love to live in the freedom of the forgiveness that was won at the cross, and in light of the new life that Christ has given to us.
What I do:
I work with the elders, deacons, pastors and staff to nurture a loving and joyful community which worships God, celebrates His glory and goodness, and reaches out to serve both the world and one another out of the overflow of God’s love for them.
Of course I plan worship, do things like hospital visitation and counseling, but also build relationships designed to strengthen others and help them become a vital part of what God is doing in Miami. In the end, my first priority is preaching the Word of God, helping all who hear to understand how great God’s grace really is, what His plan is for the world, and what it is like to live our lives out of gratitude for His love.
Best part of my job:
Teaching the word of God to a receptive congregation, enjoying the love of God’s people, and serving those who are in need.
“As Good as it Gets: Love, Life and Relationships, 50 Days in the Song of Songs” www.stephenmclark.com
The first job I ever had:
Working as a clerk in a Savings and Loan Credit Union.
What I do on my free time:
True to our roots growing up on a farm, Olivia and I love to garden, and to travel – just about anywhere that we have not been before.
Favorite Bible verse:
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
Favorite TV Shows:
Any and all news channels
Babette’s Feast, Out of Africa, All Passion Spent
Favorite Miami restaurants:
Scotty’s Landing, Titanic, Blue Parrot
I grew up in the mountains of Jamaica after my father met and married my mother in Cuba.