Dr. Stacy L. Spencer is arguably one of the country’s emerging pastoral leaders and visionaries. He serves as Senior Pastor for New Direction Christian Church. The man of humble beginnings now leads one of the country’s premier congregations with a membership of more than 9,000 members in four campuses in Memphis, Tenn., Holly Springs, Miss. and a network of affiliated ministries in Dutwya, South Africa.

He earned a Doctorate of Divinity from Drew University, Madison, N.J. (1999), a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. (1993) and a Bachelor in Broadcast Communication, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky. (1990).

Dr. Spencer is an accomplished author with books such as U-Turn: 12 Step Guide to Spiritual Transformation and Naked and Unashamed: The Journey Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage, his published daily devotional essay, 365 Meditations for Men by Men, and two sermons published in the 2001 African American Pulpit.

Dr. Spencer serves as Chairman for the Board of Directors of the Power Center Community Development Corporation. As an entrepreneur, he and his wife, Rhonda, opened Wash & Cuts, a full-service upscale barber, beauty and car care salon in the heart of the Hickory Hill community. They are the proud parents of four sons: Calvin, Omari, Jordan and Jaden Lynn.