Dr. Marcettes L. Cunningham
Dr. Cunningham was called to ministry at the age of fourteen and he spent his formative years in Cleveland, Ohio under the tutelage of mentorship of Rev. George O. Stewart at Zion Chapel Baptist Church, and his parents, the late Rev. Minor Cunningham and the late, Mrs. Gertha Cunningham. He holds degrees as a Doctor of Ministry and a Master of Theological Studies from Faith Evangelical Seminary, along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Ashland University.
Dr. Cunningham was inducted into the highly prestigious Fraternity of the Sword in Chicago, IL. in April of 2012 for his commitment to and the practice of expository preaching and teaching. Pastor Cunningham is also an active participant in the development of the young people of Elyria through his involvement with various programs dedicated to mentorship, by providing prayer, encouragement, and guidance; a vital need of the youth in our city. Pastor Cunningham was given the honor of expanded leadership in 2013 through the General Missionary Baptist Association of Ohio, to which he was installed as the GMBAO President. He also, serves the Ohio Baptist General Convention as Dean of the Congress of Christian Education.
Having traveled nationwide; as well as abroad, being a seasoned revivalist, passionate evangelist, and esteemed facilitator and teacher, Pastor Cunningham, has been leading in the carrying out of the vision of ministry God has given him for Mount Zion since October of 1994. This is being done through a three-fold ministry objective of evangelism, discipleship, and missions that God's ultimate glory may be our only goal as Pastor Cunningham intensely labors in building the body; for which he has the oversight, in preparation to reach and influence our world with the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ. 2014 marked the twentieth year milestone in Dr. Cunningham's pastoral leadership with the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Elyria.
Dr. Cunningham, his wife Felicia, son, Raymon and daughter Imani reside in Elyria, Ohio.