Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney, Sr. serves as the 6th Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Baltimore City. Prior to accepting the call to Macedonia Baptist Church of Baltimore City, he served as Assistant Pastor at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood in Memphis, Tennessee, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. James L. Netters.

Rev. McKinney completed his undergraduate studies at Lane College in Jackson, TN. While at Lane College, he was the recipient of two distinctive honors: The National Dean’s List for College and Universities and the Who’s Who Among College Students and Universities. He graduated Cum Laude from Lane College with a B.A. in Religious Studies. While at Lane College, he served as Vice- President for the Beta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, President of his class and Vice- President of Student Government Association.

In December of 2007, Rev. McKinney received a Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary. While undergoing theological training at the Memphis Theological Seminary, he was selected to serve as a Student Senate Representative and was nominated for the highest academic honor that a graduate student can aspire “The Chancellor’s List.”

Rev. McKinney Sr. has done Doctoral studies at the Stephen Olford Center for Preaching at Union University in Memphis, TN. June 2, 2012. Dr. McKinney Sr. received his Doctor of Ministry Degree at United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio. Dr. McKinney’s emphasis, while at United, was Prophetic Preaching for the Black Church in the 21st Century.  His Doctoral thesis is: A Call to Prophetic Preaching: Rediscovering the Role and Responsibility of the African American Preaching Tradition. Drs. Rudolph McKissick Jr. and Harold Carter Jr. provided mentorship during Rev. Dr. McKinney’s educational journey at United Theological Seminary.

On April 4, 2013 he was inducted into the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. He also serves as an Executive Board Member of the Hampton University Ministers Conference.

Among all the gifts and talents with which God has blessed Rev. Dr. McKinney Sr., none is more meaningful and fulfilling to him than Pastoral Ministry. He is very sensitive to the spiritual needs of individuals, and therefore focuses his ministry primarily, but not exclusively, toward persons who are hurting—not only in the church, but throughout the community in which he serves.  Rev. McKinney Sr. seeks to empower and uplift all humanity through the life-changing, uncompromising Word of God.

Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney Sr. is married to the love of his life, Mrs. BillieJo McKinney and they have been blessed with two beautiful children, Diamond and Darron Jr.