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Pastor Breonus M. Mitchell Sr.

Pastor Breonus Mitchell's calling is to advance the Kingdom of God through the preaching and teaching of the Gospel. He is married to the former Jacquita Haynes of Murfreesboro, TN. He is the father of Breonus M. Mitchell Jr and Brennon Michael Mitchell.

Pastor Mitchell graduated a Distinguished Scholar from Donelson Christian Academy in 1991. He continued his education at American Baptist College, in which he received his Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies. He has studied at Regents Park of Oxford University Oxford, England, receiving a Certificate in Textual Exegesis, Hermenuetics, and Homiletics. He received his Master of Theological Studies Degree from Lipscomb University Hazelip School of Theology in Nashville, TN in December 2015. He is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Ministry degree from Memphis Theological Seminary. He has received an honorary doctorate from St. Thomas Christian University in Jacksonville, FL in 2016.


Pastor Mitchell has commitments to various religious, social, civil, and political identities. He is a subscribing lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Color People. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Drug Court Support Foundation. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Baptist Convention USA Inc., Reverend Dr. Jerry Young - President and Chairmen of the Board of Trustees for Donelson Christian Academy. He is the President of the First of All Foundation. 


Pastor Mitchell is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Omicron Sigma Lambda Chapter (Murfreesboro, TN). He is also an active member of the following organizations: Prince Hall Lodge No. 1, Mt. Sinai Chapter 135 Holy Royal Arch Mason serving as Past Grand High Priest, Mt. Ararat Council No. 5 Royal & Select Masters, Apollo No. 1 Knights Templar and J. A. Henry Consistory No. 48, Order of the Eastern Stars Eclipse Chapter 220, all in Nashville, TN. He is also a member of the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee.


Pastor Mitchell is the author of A Fish Called Mercy and a contributor to Lifeway Christian Resources YOU Curriculum. 


Pastor Mitchell is a gifted pastor and preacher. He has appeared on The Greg Davis Show (Impact Network), The Empowerment Encounter with Dr. Jamal Harrison-Bryant (The Word Network) and The Word Network’s Seven Last Words of Christ. He has preached for NBCUSA, Inc., NBCA International, Inc., R.H. Boyd Vision Conference, and Lifeway’s Black Church Week for the Southern Baptist Convention. 


Pastor Mitchell was called to the pastorate of the Boyce Street MB Church on December 29, 1993. On April 27, 1997, he founded Greater Grace Temple Community Church and served for nineteen years. On April 3, 2016 he was called to serve as the 11th pastor of Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church.

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