Reverend R. Janae Pitts-Murdock will preach July 26, 2012 at the last Foolishness of Preaching Festival of the summer at 7 p.m. at Gifts of Life Ministries located at 1542 Jackson Avenue. Rev. R. Janae Pitts-Murdock, a native of Detroit, Michigan, was reared at New Bethel Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Robert Smith, Jr. It was at New Bethel that Rev. Janae was trained in Youth Ministry and Music Ministry providing leadership at the age of 15. She was ordained into the preaching ministry at New Bethel Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Robert Smith, Jr. Rev. Janae has achieved much educationally. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies at The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 1998 and her Master of Science in Public Policy and Management in 2000 from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She also received a Master of Divinity in 2003 from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH and is working on an M.B.A at The University of Memphis. Rev. Janae accepted the call into full-time ministry and has completed a Master of Divinity degree at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She serves as Lead Pastor at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church under Pastor Frank A. Thomas. She gives leadership to ministries that impact the spiritual maturity of believers. While at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, she has charismatically led transformation focused ministries into new models of ministry and is spearheading the church’s satellite campus launch. She continues to preach and teach throughout the nation for individuals seeking to grow closer to God. Her motto: "Excellence Honors God and Anything Less is Unacceptable."
Rev. Janae is united in holy matrimony to the one she calls "God's revelation of divine love", Rev. Jeffrey Allen Murdock, Jr. They are the parents of a Jeffrey Allen Murdock, III, affectionately called "Third".