Reverend McCrary accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of eight and was long time member of The First Corinthian Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA where he worshipped and served under Pastor J.W. Thomas and Pastor Silas Thomas, M. Div. First Corinthian is the church that nurtured and is responsible for Rev. McCrary’s growth and progression in his ministry. The positions held at First Corinthian are: Sunday School Member and Teacher, Choir Member and Director, Trustee Board Member, Van Driver, and Bible Study student.
Reverend McCrary holds a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and a Master’s of Science in Elementary Education Degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, Rev. McCrary has a Christian Studies Certificate from the Eastern School of Christian Ministry.
Rev. McCrary was licensed to preach the Gospel on August 31, 2003 under the leadership of Rev. Silas Thomas. and later Rev. McCrary was ordained January 2008 while under the leadership of Rev. Keith A. Marshall at The Macedonia Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ.
Throughout his career, Rev. McCrary has traveled quite a bit and has relocated for employment purposes five times. Each time he has relocated, he remained active member in the Missionary Baptist Church.
Reverend McCrary enjoys preaching the Gospel and spreading the Good News. He is truly humbled and honored to be called into ministry. Reverend McCrary is a devoted husband to his precious wife Tara McCrary of 14 years and enjoys fatherhood and spending time with his pretty daughter Takiyah (13 years old) and very energetic and handsome son Tahj (9 years old).
Currently Rev. McCrary works at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) where he has been employed for 17 ½ years. He has held quite a few positions while at TCNJ and is now an Assistant Director of EOF. In this capacity, Rev. McCrary is able to continue to provide guidance to young adults through degree completion and many of his former students have gone on to complete advanced degrees to include Juris Doctorates, Medical Doctorates and PhDs.
Now after 16 years in the ministry, Rev. McCrary is excited and humbled to serve as the Pastor of the Shiloh Baptist church in Bordentown, NJ and is looking forward to what God has in store for his new church family.