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Pastor Duncan

Bishop Samuel Duncan, Jr.

 Bishop Samuel Duncan, Jr. is known as a man of character, integrity, and wisdom.  Appointed as pastor of the Lansing Church Of God In Christ in June 1992 he and 1st Lady Duncan began to walk in their place of destiny.  He has served faithfully at all levels of ministry, Y.P.W.W., Budget Director, Platform Chairman, Board Member of the Jurisdictional Ordination Committee, District Superintendent and Administrative Assistant. Because of his faithfulness God has richly blessed his ministry and provided opportunities for him to minister across denominational barriers.

He is a man with a God-given mission to minister to the whole man, spirit, soul and body. Striving for excellence, through cutting edge ministry, he is setting new standards and raising the bar for ministry.

Active in the community, Bishop Duncan has served on numerous boards and been affiliated with many community organizations such as The Clergy Forum of Greater Lansing, served as president for 2 terms, Habit for Humanity, board member, MLK Commission, commissioner and budget director and Action of Greater Lansing, served as Co-Chair for 2 terms.

Bishop Duncan is also the Founder & CEO of New Faith Ministries (501c3 Non-Profit Organization).  Armed with a spiritual and moral agenda, New Faith Ministries seeks to effectively utilize its collective influence among community and political leadership to benefit Lansing residents, and to respond to the challenges and issues that face the Greater Lansing Area and beyond.

In private life, Bishop Duncan is the husband of one wife Evangelist Dorothy Duncan, and the father of 2 children, Elder Samuel “Cisco” Duncan, IV (Benita),and Shayla (Min. Sheldon) Thomas, and grandparent of 4 wonderful grandchildren.  More importantly than all that has been stated, Pastor Duncan wants you to know that he's saved, sanctified, baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost.

Like Joseph he has a God given dream, in which he strives to see the vision unfold in this very hour. Bishop Samuel Duncan Jr. has been a leader and blessing to the Lansing COGIC and the city of Lansing.

Bishop Samuel Duncan Jr. attended Lansing Public Schools from elementary through high school graduating from J.W. Sexton in 1969. Then he attended Western Michigan University from 1969 and graduated from WMU in 1975 with a Bachelors of Art. His major was accounting with a minor in management. While attending Western Michigan Bishop Duncan tutored in accounting and was involved in several other student organizations.

Bishop Samuel Duncan Jr. is currently attending Grand Rapids Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters of Art focusing on Theology.

Bishop Samuel Duncan Jr. was consecrated as Bishop in the Church of God in Christ November 15th, 2010 in St. Louis Missouri during the 104th Annual Holy Convocation by Bishop Charles E. Blake Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ Incorporated.

 As Prelate of the Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction he oversees 30 churches throughout the state of Michigan from Saginaw, Flint, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and South Haven.