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Rev. Dr. Kortney M. Warren, MTh, MHA

Meet The Pastor

Rev. Warren was born February 9, 1984, in Nashville, TN. He was licensed to preach the Gospel by Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church on January 8, 2012. He was ordained to the work of the Gospel Ministry by Stateland Missionary Baptist Church on January 5, 2019.


"I'm a strong advocate for social justice and policy change. Ministering is my vocation. I would love to work in my Army; my doctors may not be able to heal you physically, but I know a doctor ministering every day. I love to make disciples for Christ." — Rev. K. Warren



A graduate of Maplewood High School, Nashville TN, Reverend Kortney M. Warren enlisted into the United States Army as a Finance Specialist. During a deployment to Iraq in 2003, Rev. Warren heard the voice of the Lord calling him into the ministry, yet having a Jonah moment, ran in the opposite direction away from the command of the Lord. Soon afterwards, Rev. Warren found himself in the belly of the fish and realized, "It doesn't matter how much you argue or try to change God's mind, His will shall prevail." In 2011, he accepted God's will over his life and announced his calling to preach the Gospel. On January 22, 2012, he delivered his first sermon "In the Midst of it All" (Daniel 3:19-27) at Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Lawrence K. Reed, Jr.


He is a proud member of the Nashville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Prince Hall Lodge #1 of Free and Accepted Mason's and James A. Henry Consistory #48 where he serves as Chaplain. As a former law enforcement officer, Rev. Warren is a big supporter for policy changes in racial profiling by law enforcement officials and the injustices toward African Americans in the criminal justice system. He has a servant's heart towards youth and young adults, which led him to work specifically within the Juvenile Justice Division.


He has served as the associate minister and Director of Christian Education at Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksville, TN; District Chaplain for the Nashville Masonic District (PHA); Associate Minister of Finance at Cedar Grove Primitive Baptist Church and Interim Chaplain for the United States Army. He served as Associate Minister at Stateland Missionary Baptist Church and Website Administrator for the Stones River District Association. He holds degrees from Nashville State Community College (AS-Biology), Tennessee State University (BA-Biology & Sociology), Central Florida University (Masters Healthcare Administration), Baylor University - George W. Truett Theological Seminary (Masters Theological Studies & Christian Education) and Fuller Theological Seminary (Doctorate in Ministry). Rev. Warren currently holds the rank of Captain in the United States Army.


Rev. Warren's favorite scripture is Romans 8:28 and his favorite quote is: "Being a Medical Service Officer in the Army, my doctors may not be able to heal you physically, but I know a doctor who can heal you spiritually. And his name is Jesus!”

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