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Pastor Karl Jerome Minor was born in Greenville Mississippi, to the parents of the late Reverend E. D. Minor and Beatrice Minor. He is married to Bianca Archibald-Minor. Together they have seven children, five adults Quincy, Eakita, Marcus, Philip and Michael, and two elementary aged children Archibald and Alexander. Pastor Minor is also a Grandpa to three awesome children Sarah, Cameron and London. His father was a Baptist Minister who was a Pastor of multiple churches in the Mississippi Delta for forty-two years. Pastor Minor accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of 17.
In 1978, after graduating from Greenville High School, he moved to Houston, Texas where he spent 7 years as a sub-contractor building homes and apartments in the Houston Area. In 1979, he joined Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Philip Herman Leon Price. Reverend Price personally discipled and mentored Pastor Minor until he was ordained as a Deacon in 1981. Pastor Minor was called and licensed to preach the Gospel in August 1983. While at Greater New Hope, he served in the capacity of Sunday School Teacher, Assistant Sunday School Director, a dedicated member of the male chorus, Youth Choir President, and Associate Minister. In 1984, Pastor Minor became a member of the Greater Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and began serving as the Children’s Church Minister and later as the Assistant to Pastor Ralph Douglas West.
Pastor Minor’s educational training included his attendance at Houston Community College and University of Houston and Western Governors University in Marketing Management. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1995 with and Associates of Divinity. He graduated from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute with a graduate Degree in Theology (B.A. equivalent). He is currently matriculating in the Masters of Religion program at Carroll. He is certified in various relationship development programs, leadership and team building trainings programs. Some of these consist of John Maxwell’s leadership training, Carson Institute, Life Innovation’s Prepare/Enrich Trainer, and American Association of Christian Counseling. He served on various Boards through the years. Some of them include: Houston Metropolitan, One Church/One Child Adoption and Foster Care, Union Baptist Association. He is the Founder of Minor Edge Leadership and Ministry Development which is a Church Consulting Ministry Designed to help Pastors, their staff, and their leadership obtain the skills of a cutting Edge of Ministry. Trinity investment Consultant an Executive Coaching Company designed to assist CEO's and heads of Organizations maintain a balanced life.
Pastor Minor’s motto for ministry is:
“You can’t lead where you don’t go and you can’t teach what you don’t know. Don’t just grow alone take somebody with you!”
His personal Mission Statement is:
God has called me to reconcile people back to Him, to themselves, and to each other. To that end, He has given me the gifts of preaching, Teaching, Shepherding and wisdom so that His Kingdom will be expanded and His name would be glorified.
November 1987, alongside Pastor Ralph Douglas West and thirty other members; he helped to organize Brookhollow Baptist Church also known as The Church Without Walls. In 1988, Pastor Minor was ordained to function as the Assistant Pastor of Brookhollow Baptist Church. The church has grown immensely over the past twenty-two years and is now ministering to over twenty-one thousand members in three locations. Over the past twenty-six years, Pastor Minor has been a part of the development of most of the church’s ministry.
Pastor Minor’s love and passion for young people lead him to serve beyond The Church Without Walls and now the Church of Grace Fellowship. Pastor Minor served from 2004-2008 as the Team Pastor for the Prairie View A&M Football team. In that four year period, he led over sixty-eight players into a relationship with Christ and discipled three hundred young men and women in a closer walk with God. In 2009, he began serving as the Athletic Team Pastor at Texas Southern University, where he provides the spiritual leadership over the entire Athletic Department. Through his bible studies, life Coaching, counseling sessions, and prayer time with the teams; he encourages many including Coaches and staff to have a deeper faith walk with God.