Rev. Maurice Stimage, Jr.
Pastor Maurice Stimage, Jr. is a Christian Educator and a Counselor, who is a catalyst for positive change through his dedication to teaching the scriptures.
Pastor Stimage attended undergraduate school at the former William Tyndale College of Farmington, Michigan where he received his B.A. degree in Business Administration. He continued his education by completing his Master of Arts, with an emphasis in Biblical Studies, at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio. In 2010 Pastor Stimage recieved the Doctorate of Ministry Degree from Ecumenical Theological Seminary here in the city of Detroit, Michigan.
Pastor Stimage surrendered his will to the Lord and accepted the call to ministry in 1987. Under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Eddie A. McDonald, then pastor of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Pontiac, Michigan. Pastor Stimage was licensed and preached his first sermon December 13, 1987 entitled, "Questioning God's Authority," taken from Romans chapter 13. After a few years of faithful service, Pastor McDonald set in motion ordination for Pastor Stimage that took place August 23, 1992.
In October of 1995, after much prayer and soul searching, Pastor Stimage accepted an invitation to assist the pastor of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Pontiac, Michigan. There our pastor served as an instructor for the Sunday school, Bible class, Vacation Bible School, and The Annual Three Day Family Workshop. Pastor Stimage would also be given the opportunity to preach most of the 8:00am worship services that served as training ground to further develop his sermon delivery skills.
After several years of faithful service at the New Hope Baptist Church, Pastor Stimage sought to grow further in his ministry. In December 2003 he accepted the invitation of J.L. Stevenson, then Pastor of the New Liberty Baptist Church of Detroit, Michigan, to fill the role of Christian Education Director. Pastor Stimage served faithfully in that role until 2006, when he was called upon to serve as New Liberty's Interim Pastor. A pastoral search was underway, but God would have favor on Rev. Stimage as he received 76 percent of the 232 registered members that voted in April of 2008 and became the fourth pastor
of the New Liberty Baptist Church.
Pastor Stimage born in Sedalia, Missouri and raised in Pontiac, Michigan, is the oldest of four children of the late Mr. Maurice Stimage, Sr. and Mrs. Carol S. (President) Stimage. He is married to Renita E. (Williams) Stimage of Detroit, Michigan. Pastor Stimage has 3 children from a previous marriage: Maurice Stimage III, Angela A.L. Stimage, and Shakaylea C. Stimage.
Pastor Stimage also served six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he received an Honorable Discharge.
He currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the Prospect Baptist District Association's Congress of Christian Education
as well as one of the congress' certified instructors. Additionally, Pastor Stimage is certified by the district and the National
Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., to teach the following:
#3007 History of Baptists
#4013 Theology of the Early Church
#1079 Gospel of John
#1086 Church History in Acts
#1072 Introduction to the New Testament
#6013 Organizing the Church for Christian Education
#1089 Survey of Romans
Above, all Pastor Stimage is visionary, organizer, and teacher of God's Word. He is dedicated to serving the ministry, his congregation, and the community.