Pastor Michael Runnels
Pastor Michael Runnels is the senior pastor of Greater Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. In 1996, the Lord sent one of “His helpers” a young lion as under-shepherd, our pastor to lead His flock; and a youth movement was underway. He brought new and fresh ideas to revitalize the church, first spiritually then new attitudes. Troubled by the complacency he observed in the congregation, he asked the Lord difficult questions and like the prophet Habakkuk, he was commissioned to write a new vision for the church. As the church moves forward in this new millennium, Reverend Runnels inspires the people to become “instruments of healing and reconciliation for a generation caught in the snare of the net of time”.
We are marching forward in time always remembering the match that was struck in 1927. We can envision “planning, praying, practicing the presence of God; training for the service through the reading and studying of the Word of God, equipped with the weapons of spiritual warfare to serve this present age with a vision for this millennium”.
We are thankful to our Father for the gift of history and we pledge to keep the Great Commission “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world.” Amen
Matt. 28:19, 20