The Gospel calls us to the work of individual and social transformation. It is good news for both the poor and the poor and spirit, for those who hunger and thirst and those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Jesus's prayer for the world was that God's will be done here on Earth as it is done in heaven. He described this vision as the kingdom of God. Jesus insisted it was near, and in fact that it is already in our mist within and among us. Jesus also declared that some of us would experience the fullness of this reality in our lifetimes. The goal Horace's ministry and writings is to help equip, empower, and inspire others to live into the fullness of Jesus's vision.
Horace W. McMillon has served as the pastor of Open Door Mennonite Church of Jackson, MS. since 2006. He serves in a tent making capacity, meaning he and Monique, his bride of nearly 25 years work full time to provide their own support. They have two young adult children. Prior to their move to Jackson, Horace served as Associate Pastor of the Community Mennonite Church in Markham, Illinois. Horace, earned his BA from Oberlin College with an emphasis in Religion and Philosophy. He earned his MA in Theology from Chicago Theological Seminary. He also has Clinical Pastoral Education (CPSP) from Baptist Health Systems. He holds ordinations in both the Missionary Baptist and Anabaptist traditions.
Current Involvements Include:
Working Together Jackson - Executive Committee
Jackson City Farms- Board of Directors
Mennonite Mission Network (Nominee Board of Directors)
Jackson Service Adventure, Support Committee
Gulf State Mennonite Conference, Moderator Elect
Horace also works closely with a ministry partner in Pakistan, and is involved with efforts in Ghana, The Gambia, and Kenya.
Past Involvements Include:
Mission Mississippi- Racial Reconciliation
Parents Leadership Institute- Parents for Public Schools
Leadership Discernment Committee (MCUSA)
PTA President Casey Elementary School
Board of Directors Community Mennonite Early Learning Center
My mother, Lena M. Williams McMillon, is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the youngest of nine children. She is mother of four children and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was the 1st Lady of Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, where her husband, the late H. G. McMillon, Jr., was pastor for 23 years; She was a Sunday School Teacher; Mission President; Church Organist; and New Era State Baptist Convention President of the Women's Auxiliary and Ministers Wives. In addition to her church related work, she was a realtor for over forty years in Nebraska and Florida; She was a certified social worker; Administrator for Omaha O.I.C. Adult Day Care and a Radio Broadcaster for KOWH "Joy of Gospel." Lena has written Take Ye Eat to demonstrate the many glorious benefits that await those willing to take God at his word.
( It was a privilege and a joy to help my mother publish her first book, and it will always have a home on my site.)
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