Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Marcus is the Senior Pastor of Turner Chapel AME. Pastor Marcus received the call to preach as an undergraduate student at Morris Brown College in Atlanta Georgia. In 1979, he was ordained as an itinerant elder of the AME Church.
His educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Morris Brown College, a Master of Business Administration degree from Atlanta University, a Masters in Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a Doctorate in Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.
Pastor Marcus has served three congregations during his pastoral ministry. These include the St Luke and Nimno Circuit, the Greater Smith Chapel AME Church and his current appointment, the Turner Chapel AME Church where he has just received his 29th appointment. Under his pastoral leadership, this congregation has blossomed from a small family of 150 members to a large family of over 6000 members.
Pastor Marcus loves to sing and dance and occasionally plays his guitar in church. His favorite scripture is Psalm 37:25, "I once was young but now I'm old. But I've never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread." This scripture reminds him of the awesome and unquestioned faithfulness of Almighty God.