Speaking Engagement Request

Superintendent Marcus R. Ways, Sr., B.A., M.A.

As the founding Pastor of Christian Gospel Center Church of God in Christ, Pastor Ways has been walking with Christ for thirty seven plus years and has thirty plus years in the ministry. He is an anointed gospel preacher and masterful bible teacher. Superintendent Ways’ vision for Christian Gospel Center is to “reach the lost for Christ”; to make an investment in the lives of people; to encourage God’s people to reflect outwardly the internal working of the Spirit and Logos (Word of God); and to impact the community for Christ.

In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Ways has served in the church on the local, state, and national level for most of his saved life. He has served as District Youth Department President, Chairman of the Workshop and Seminar Session for the Annual State Youth Convention, Youth Department President for six years in the Michigan Southwest #1 Jurisdiction. He has served as the International Finance Chairman & Executive Board Member for both the Music & Youth Convention of the Church of God in Christ. Currently he serves as the Executive Secretary to the Jurisdiction and a member of the Executive Board of SW #1, and International Executive Board Member of AIM (Auxiliaries in Ministry).

At the community level Pastor Ways is well known and respected by his peers as a role model, bridge builder and resourceful liaison to many city, county and state politicians. As a community leader he participated in the first memorial service held in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Royal Oak Township. He served on several executive boards, including the Macomb County Branch of the NAACP and the Michigan Spartans AAU Boys and Girls Basketball Club.

In his former employment as a Senior Manager at DaimlerChrysler Corp., Pastor Ways was the corporate representative to many national professional organizations such as NAACP, Urban League, Black Caucus, Black MBA and the Leadership Education and Development Program, (LEAD – Project for High School Students).

Pastor Ways has always been involved in building lives and enhancing communities by being the establishmentarian of Christian Gospel Center Community Development Corporation (a 501-c-3 organization), Scholarship Fund, and Ministry Partner with Genesis House II Women’s Shelter, Transition of Prisoners, and a Police Chaplain.

In 2011, Pastor Ways was honored by the Michigan Chronicle at the 2011 Inaugural Michigan Chronicle Salute to Pastors.

Pastor Ways holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is also a candidate for an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian College.

Pastor Ways has been happily married to Attorney Patricia A. Ways (JD, BSN, BA Psychology) since July, 1981. They are the devoted and proud parents of Faithe, Marcus, Jr., and Maurice Ways.