Meet the Women of Greater New Mt. Moriah at Granite City in Troy, Michigan! Proceeds from your bill 1st Sunday of each month: Holy Communion 4th Sunday of each month: Baptism/Right Hand of Fellowship 5th Sunday of each month: Mission Sunday 3rd Sunday of October: Women’s Day

Our Pastor

About The Reverend Kenneth J. Flowers:

Rev. Kenneth J. Flowers Born on March 17th in Detroit, Michigan. He accepted Christ at the age of 8 and was baptized at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Detroit by the late Reverend Dr. William R. Haney in May 1969. He accepted his Call to the Ministry at the age of 16 and preached his first sermon on April 12, 1978 Rev. Flowers was Ordained on August 17, 1983. 

Educational Achievements: 

Received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, from Morehouse College, Atlanta Georgia, 1983. Received a Caribbean Summer Scholarship, to study human suffering and human rights in Haiti, 1982. Received a $10,000 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study Christianity in West Africa for 7 ½ months, 1983-1984. Received his Master of Divinity Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York, 1987. Currently working on his Doctor of Ministry Degree at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Accomplishments:

In August 1987 - Relocated to Los Angeles, California He became the Director of the Ecumenical Black Campus Ministry at UCLA . He served as Associate Minister for Evangelism and Pastoral Care at Wilshire United Methodist Church. In 1989 he was called to Pastor Messiah Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Several new ministries were started, as well as a covenant relationship with Temple Israel of Hollywood.

As a community/social activist for human rights issues, Nationally and Internationally Pastor Flowers: 

Spoke at World Trade Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 25, 1993. He was the Keynote Speaker at 1994 Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Breakfast, Los Angeles, California. He has traveled to Israel on (5) occasions to build better relations between Jews and blacks. He traveled to Seoul, Korea to build better relations between blacks and Koreans. He has preached in the Bahamas, Africa, Israel, and throughout the U.S. He maintained a closed relationship with Coretta Scott King until her death and continues to maintain a close relationship with Rev. Jesse Jackson & Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

In January 21, 1995 - Called to Pastor Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in his hometown, Detroit, Michigan and was installed in July 1995. Under his leadership many new ministries: The Mt. Moriah Community Development Corporation (a non-profit 501c.3) started. He was the first Pastor ever at Greater New Mt. Moriah to license and ordain females to the preaching ministry and to ordain females as Deacons. In 2007- Grand Opening of Newly built Banquet/Conference Center.

Other Accomplishments: 

Rev. Flowers chaired the Ecumenical Committee of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit & Vicinity. He was the Keynote Speaker-World Sabbath Service of Religious Reconciliation, in which he addressed Christians, Jews, Muslim, Hindus, B’Hais, and others, and gave the Christian Response after the September 11th Terrorist Attack in an Interfaith setting. On April 12, 2003, the Reverend Flowers celebrated 25 years of Preaching the Gospel. The Gala, which was featured in Jet Magazine, was attended by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, the Reverend Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, and Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick. Noted TV/Radio Personality Tavis Smiley gave a video tribute to his friend. He presented a Paper at The Oxford Round Table at Exeter College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England, August 15-20, 2004. His paper was entitled, “How the Black Church Has Impacted American Society to Bring About Social Justice Vis-à-vis the Modern Civil Rights Movement.” He was Elected First Vice President of the Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention-July 2006. Rev. Flowers spoke at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School and at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in January 2007 in honor of the Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration. In 2007 he traveled with a Jewish delegation to Morocco, Africa to look at how Judaism has survived in an Arab/Muslim Country, June 24, 2007 to July 2, 2007. He also served on the National Committee as Coordinator for Religious Affairs for the 98th Annual Session of the NAACP, held in Detroit in 2007. From January 8, 2008 to January 16, 2008, Reverend Flowers participated in the African American Leaders Mission to Israel, (sponsored by American Israel Public Affairs Committee, funded by American Israel Education Foundation). While in Israel, Reverend Flowers was honored to be the first American Recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Israel Award, presented to him, on January 15, 2008, (the actual birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.), by Fellowship of Israel and Black America (FIBA), at the home and in the presence of the President of Israel, His Excellency, Shimon Peres. In January of 2009 Pastor Flowers received the Global World Peace Award at the Tenth Annual World Sabbath of Religious Reconciliation Service in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. In February of 2009, Pastor Flowers attended the Global Baptist Peace Conference in Rome, Italy where he taught a workshop on the Six Steps In Kingian Non-Violence.On May, 3, 2009, in Washington, DC., Pastor Flowers spoke before some 7-8000 Jews and other supporters of Israel, as one of the Keynote Speakers for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Annual Policy Conference. On October 4, 2009 Pastor Flowers received the Interfaith Partnership Award from the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan at their 23rd Annual Unity Banquet. On November 4, 2009, Pastor Flowers spoke at 3 different events in Los Angeles, CA for the Jewish Community. On that morning he spoke at the Milken High School, at an Afternoon Private Luncheon he spoke before VIP donors for AIPAC and that evening he spoke before members of AIPAC. (America Israel Public Affairs Committee) On September 13, 2010, Pastor Flowers was installed as President of the Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention.

In November of 2010, Pastor Flowers traveled with some 36 clergy and religious leaders to Israel on a Educational mission trip coordinated by AIPAC. Currently, Pastor Flowers serves on the National Council of American Israel Public Affairs Committee and is the first African-American Pastor to serve on the Board of the American Jewish Committee of Metro Detroit. 

Reverend Flowers is the father of three daughters, Kierra Tenine, Kaletah Marie and Kristiana Rose.