Reverend John Wesley McVicker, Sr., has been preaching and teaching the Word of God since October 1975, locally, nationally, and internationally. As a recognized keen administrator, he has facilitated leadership training workshops for pastors and laity for churches throughout the United States and Africa. 

As the founding pastor of Christ The King Baptist Church (1985), in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Reverend McVicker is committed to the cultivation of Christian growth within his congregation and throughout the community. Under his leadership, Christ The King built a new edifice in 1997; organized King’s Academy Christian School in 1998; and built a Quality of Life Center in 2005. In addition, he organized Christ The King’s affiliates that provide programs and services to its members and the Milwaukee community-at-large.  They are:  Samaritan Project, Inc., CTK Development Inc., CTK Housing Development, and CTK CU (Credit Union).

His passion for ministry continues to be demonstrated locally, nationally, and internationally.  In the Milwaukee area, Reverend McVicker serves as an Associate Chaplain for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. As Vice Chair, Board of Directors, for So Send I You, an organization dedicated to missional work nationally and abroad, Reverend McVicker has led Christ The King to provide significant contributions to countries, such as: Haiti, Bahamas, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, South Africa, and Guatemala.  


Reverend McVicker holds a Bachelor of Ministry Degree in theological studies from the Milwaukee Theological Institute; Bachelor of Arts and Master of Theology Degrees from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; and in April 2018, he was inducted into the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. International College of Ministers and Laity.


Reverend John Wesley McVicker, Sr. is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is married to the former Marilynn Johnson. They have two children, Kasia and John, Jr.; and three grandchildren, John III, Kai, and Carter.


Getting Past Your Jordan

Pastor John W. McVicker, Sr.

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