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Meet Rev. Dr. Deborah McBride

"I am an expression of divine love"

Rev. McBride is a former chaplain of Skyword Ministries, located at the Chicago-Midway Airport, responsible for the women’s gender concerns of faith and social justice (2007-2014). International religious studies and cross-cultural pilgrimages are in Israel (i.e., the Northern and Southern kingdoms), Frankfort, Germany (i.e., Protestant education), and Rome, Italy (i.e, Roman Catholic and Muslim studies).  


Rev. McBride’s academic training is from The Moody Bible Institute-Chicago, achieving high honors in the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies program (2015) and high accreditation at the Loyola University-Institute of Pastoral Studies (Chicago), attaining a Master of Arts in Social Justice (2018).


She is currently completing a Doctor of Ministry, with anticipated graduation in 2023, concentrating on Christ-like leadership, spiritual and social justice, and women’s gender ministries. Rev. McBride is a skilled biblical scholar, womanist theologian, spiritual coach, counselor, and a mentor for a variety of religious tasks.


She is a former professional working in corporate transactional law for over 25 years and a previous secondary educator for the Merrillville School Corporation. In partnership with Dr. Rodney C. Griffin, Senior Pastor, and the Greater Grace Church, Merrillville, Indiana, she continues to commit to membership and services on the ministerial staff. Lady McBride lives in Merrillville, Indiana, and is engaged to a handsome and holy man of God from Kingston, Jamaica.

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