Rev. Dr. Cassandra Young Marcus, affectionately called Rev. C, is a native of Dothan, Alabama and serves as Turner Chapel’s Co-Pastor, partnering in ministry with her husband, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Edward Marcus.
Rev. C received her undergraduate degree from Morris Brown College in Philosophy and Religion, graduating as the Salutatorian and earned the Master of Religious Education from Duke University Divinity School. Later she completed the requirements for the Master of Divinity degree at Emory University, Candler School of Theology and the Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.
Rev. C, who loves walking, swimming, traveling, and reading personal development books, has an assortment of duties at Turner Chapel AME. She supervises the Care and Comfort Ministry and the Regarding Women’s Ministry, serves as Turner Chapel’s executive representative in matters pertaining to the Horizon Counseling Center at Turner, facilitates the premarital education sessions, implements SHAPE-a ministry that enables members of the congregation to discover how God has uniquely designed them to do ministry. Also, she continues to offer pastoral care and works to develop and coordinate the Ministerial Development Ministry.
Rev. C often serves outside of Turner Chapel AME. She has participated in mission trips to Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Republic of South Africa. She has worked as a Learning Resource Consultant for the Interdenominational Theological Center’s (ITC) Black Women in Ministerial Leadership Program, a site mentor for Candler School of Theology, has participated on the Candler Alumni Board, and has worked full-time as Christian Education Director for the Sixth Episcopal District, A.M.E. Church in Georgia. In short, Rev. C serves as a workshop leader, preacher, program planner, ministry developer, coach, and retreat presenter, spreading the word of God in response to God’s call.
In recognition for distinguished service, Rev. C has received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the African Methodist Episcopal University in Monrovia, Liberia, a key to the city from the mayor of Dothan, Alabama, and the Centennial Medal for outstanding leadership in the A.M.E. Church from the Candler School of Theology.
Rev. C says that her personal mission is to help people as they strive to become the very best person that God has created and called them to be. (Ephesians 4:11-16)