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Rev. MarQuerita Story

Reverend MarQuerita Story is the daughter and great granddaughter of Baptist preachers. She accepted her call into the preaching ministry in 1998, under the mentorship and pastoring of the Reverend Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., Phoenix Arizona.

She has a Masters of Divinity from the American Baptist Seminary of the West; receiving the  distinction of being the L. Doward McBain Preaching Fellow for best preacher in her graduating class. She has a doctorate in Christian Education from All Christian Bible College. She was ordained January 2004.

She is a strategic planner for urban ministries and consults with several churches in the areas of church growth; men’s and women’s ministry; leadership development; strategies for ministries that reach and retain children, youth and young adults; and multi-generational ministry models.

As an itinerate preacher; God has ensured the doors of ministry have opened across the Nation as well as internationally. She has the distinction of facilitating for the Hampton’s Minister’s Conference (two years); The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses; the Southern Baptist Convention, Black Church Week (Church Leaders/Youth and Young Adult Division). She has preached for the Women’s Division of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.; the Empire State Baptist Convention, Women In Ministry; facilitated for the Eastern Baptist Association, Women In Ministry and Congress of Christian Education. MarQuerita has been a team member of Empire State Women In Ministry and assisting in Christian Education with the Maggie B. Greene, Youth and Young Adults for the Easter Baptist Association, New York.

She is the ministry leader of “These are The Daughters Ministry” where her ministry mandate is to equip and empower individuals for effective ministry in the 21st Century. She’s a published writer, sought after conference preacher and teacher. She has 20 years of servant leadership experience within denomination, church and para-church environments and God continues to give opportunity for her to live out her purpose on this planet.

She is honored to serve under the leadership of one of God’s greatest Pastors and she is grateful to God to call the Reverend Dr. Patrick Henry Young her pastor and spiritual covering. Pastor Young is Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst, Queens, New York.