Pastor Michael E. Grady began his journey in ministry at an early age. He was born to and raised by Godly parents, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was licensed and ordained in 1970 to the Gospel Ministry. After completing high school, he attended Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois, where he studied Human Resources prior to entering active duty military service by way of the United States Army, in 1974.
Pastor Grady’s studies led him to Fort. Wadworth, New York through The United States Army Chaplain Center & School, which prepared him to serve and assist Chaplains in serving soldiers and families. Each duty assignment afforded him the opportunity to excel and exercise his gifts of preaching and teaching. Early in his military career, he found favor both with Senior Chaplains and Senior Chaplains Assistants which further validated a divine calling and appointment on his life.
Upon graduating from the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and serving under the banner of the U.S. Army Chaplains’ Corps in 1975, Pastor Grady was assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas. During his time in service, he served as Senior Pastor of True Vine Baptist Church; graduated from Monmouth Bible Institute, Farmingdale, New Jersey; and served as Adjunct Instructor, for students seeking to obtain degree in Christian Education with an advanced degree in New Testament Studies.
Leadership demands drew him back to El Paso in 2004 to serve within the Ninth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He was elected and served as Chairman of the Board of Ministerial Examination as well as the Joint Board of Finance. Once again, Pastor Grady was elevated to the Office of Presiding Elder of the New Mexico Region of the Arizona/New Mexico District, with oversight of eight (8) congregations.
From 2005-2010, Pastor Michael E. Grady was installed, and served as the President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of El Paso, Texas. While serving in this capacity, he was able to convene pastors and ministers throughout the city to develop unity and fellowship among Christian leaders, in order to gain credibility of their witness. His theme as he served as Servant Leader of the IMA was “Moving, from Good to Great!”
In 2015, Pastor Michael E. Grady, was once again led by the spirit of the Lord to plant a community of faith in Central East El Paso. The ministry, Prince of Peace Christian Fellowship Church, launched in 2015, on the first Sunday in November. The community stands on four pillars, “faith, family, fitness, and finance.” Christian Education, through Bible study, as well as Disciple Training, are the cornerstones, which God uses to enlarge the vision and prepare servant leaders, who are not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.
He has been happily married to his lovely wife, Jeneverlyn, for 41 years. The Lord blessed them with three beautiful daughters: Monique La’Trice, Michelle Elise, and Jacqulyn Erica Yvette; and one precious granddaughter, Maya Nevaeh.
Pastor Grady loves his family and is devoted to empowering them to be a reflection of God’s heart.
While serving as the Religious Advisor for the NAACP, he was elected President of the El Paso Branch (Unit 6175), on November 17, 2018. He was installed into office on January 13, 2019, during the annual Jubilee Day Celebration.
President Michael E. Grady’s vision is “Revive, Refocus, Revisit, and Restore” through Unity and Collaboration.
I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy, when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. Therefore, I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2Timothy 1:3-7