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Pastor Mickey Mallory has accepted the call to come and serve as the new ministerial director for RMC. He and his wife, Tamara, come to us from the Georgia Cumberland Conference where Mickey has served for the last five years as the senior pastor of the Standifer Gap Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The RMC Executive Committee voted Mallory’s appointment on September 12, and he plans to begin his ministry in RMC in early November of this year.
Welcoming the Mallorys, Ed Barnett, RMC president commented, “We solicit your prayers on their behalf as they make this transition. He will be on our preaching rotation for next year, and I am sure he will be looking forward to getting around our conference and meeting the wonderful church family that we serve.”
Mickey was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, while Tamara was born in Greeley, Colorado. She attended Campion Academy and then went on to study accounting at Union College where she met Mickey, who was studying theology. They graduated together from Union in May 1989 and were married at the Campion Academy Church on October 15, 1989.
Besides serving in the Georgia Cumberland Conference, Mickey and Tamara have also served in the Iowa-Missouri and the Michigan Conferences. While in Michigan, Mickey spent 14 years serving as the senior pastor of the Great Lakes Adventist Academy Church. During this time he also served as one of the Ministerial District Superintendents in the conference, and for eight years was the director/teacher of the witnessing class at the academy.
Currently, in addition to his role as senior pastor, he serves as the Vice President of the East Hamilton Ministerial Association based in Ooltewah, Tennessee, and is an adjunct professor in the School of Religion at Southern Adventist University.
Mickey’s two greatest passions are evangelism and leadership development. Due to his desire to grow himself and the leaders around him, he earned his Master's degree in Leadership from Andrews University in 2005. “My ministry could be compared to two biblical leaders: Nehemiah because of his gift of vision casting and Barnabas because of his gift of encouragement,” he commented.
Mickey and Tamara have two adult children: Michael, 24, and Carrie, 22. They are both students at Southern Adventist University where Michael is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Carrie is pursuing her Master's degree in Accounting.
Mickey loves eating Mexican and Thai food with his family. He enjoys playing tennis with his wife, reading books on leadership, running on mountain trails, and playing basketball.