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Rev. William Wyne, Senior Pastor
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Reverend William James Wyne, Jr. is a native of Birmingham, Alabama.  He served as the Pastor of Missionary Union Baptist Church, Columbus, Mississippi from March 1980 to September 1991. He is presently the Senior Pastor of the historical Second Missionary Baptist Church, Battle Creek, Michigan, that was established in 1849.  Since assuming the leadership of the church in January 1999, Second’s New Vision and Outreach Ministries has been established (Community Development Corporation).  The Outreach Ministries consists of an after-school Literacy Incentive Program (LIP) in collaboration with the Battle Creek Public Schools, the Annual Historic Black College/University Choir Concert, a Senior Meal Program, and A Second Chance House, a transitional house for women in collaboration with The Haven of Rest In As Much House.  In 2006, the congregation completed Phase I construction of a $1.7 million family life center.
Pastor Wyne completed his clinical residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Children’s Hospital of Detroit, Michigan, and is Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains.  Pastor Wyne attended Lawson State Junior College and Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama.  He holds degrees from Bethany Bible College, Dothan, Alabama (BA in Ministry), Faith Lutheran Evangelical Seminary, Tacoma, Washington (MA in Christian Ministry), and is currently a doctoral candidate at Trinity Bible College and Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana.  He is Moderator and an instructor with the Chain Lake District Missionary Baptist Association.  Rev. Wyne is the organizer of the Annual MLK Ecumenical Community Service.  He served as a Trustee at Kalamazoo College, Past President of the United Community Ministerial Alliance, Co-President, JONAH (Joint-religious Organizing Network for Action and Hope, a Gamaliel affiliate) and has served on the Board of Safe Place.  He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards that attest to his work.  Pastor Wyne’s sermon, “A Faith for Life’s Fires”, was published by The African American Pulpit in the Summer 2003 issue.
Reverend Wyne is married to Josie Howard-Wyne.  They are the parents of two daughters, Lisa S. Stinson, and Genesis L. Player, and proud grandparents to Makyla Grace Player.