Pastor Mike Jr.: Biography, Age, Family, Ministry, And Net Worth: Pastor Mike Jr whose full name is Michael McClure, Jr. is a contemporary gospel artist and the founder of the Rock City Church.
Pastor Jr grew up in a Christian home and he hails from Birmingham, Alabama. His father is Pastor Michael D. McClure, Sr., and his mother is Angela Woods McClure of Revelation Church Ministries in Irondale.
Growing up, Mike had two siblings. His brother, Darius, is Senior Pastor of Christ Church in Fairfield, and his sister, Angelique, is a graduate of Stillman College.
Michael Dwayne McClure Jr was born June 15, 1983, in Birmingham.
McClure graduated from Minor High School and played collegiate football at the University of West Alabama, but he left after three years to pursue ministry.
The Revelation Church appointed him as “Movement Pastor”. McClure received his theology diploma from Ashland Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2012. He is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Ashland University.
McClure and his wife, Jacquetta, were married in 2006. The couple has five children. He is blessed to have a blended family and to work together with them. He has balanced his family life and his professional life.
McClure launched The Rock Church in 2009 at Miles Campus as part of the Royal Nation Movement college ministry, then moved the congregation to the L. R. Hall Auditorium in downtown Birmingham. The church bought the 12-acre Forestdale campus of the former West Birmingham Christian School in 2010. The church has had separate campuses in the historic Carver Theatre and at Center Point High School since 2012.
McClure’s first single as a vocalist, “BIG,” was released in January 2019 as the lead single from his debut album, Live Free. The song charted at #7 on Billboard magazine’s gospel digital sales chart and topped the magazine’s gospel airplay chart for ten weeks. The album debuted at number one on Billboard’s gospel album chart.
At the 2020 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, McClure clinched the award for “Best New Artist,” and they named the album “Rap/Hip Hop/Gospel Album of the Year.” He donated a portion of his earnings to the Rye, New York-based organization RIP Medical Debt, which purchased outstanding medical debt. In March 2021, a follow-up track, “I Got It,” reached #1 on Billboard’s gospel chart.
He currently serves as the lead singer for the Mike McClure Band. McClure was a founding member of The Great Divide and remained a member until 2002 when the band disbanded.
They featured McClure on My68 every weekday morning. The church, which is affiliated with the Shepherds Connection in Cleveland, Ohio, has approximately 10,000 members and is one of the fastest-growing in the area.
In 2011, Who’s Who in Black Alabama listed McClure in its Magazine. In the same year, McClure held Easter services at Boutwell Auditorium for 7,000 people. During the weekend, almost 10,000 pounds of food and $9,000 in gasoline were handed to the community, culminating in an adult Easter egg hunt.
McClure constructed a set of controversial billboards near the Palace Gentleman’s Club in 2013 titled “Strip For Me.” The billboards reference Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, strip off every weight and sin…”
In December 2018, McClure officiated at the burial of police shooting victim E. J. Bradford Jr., and teamed up with Hunter Street Baptist Church pastor Buddy Gray to start “Pastors4People,” a group that helped people understand each other following the incident.
The Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy (SAGMA) has given Three more Stellar Gospel Music Awards to McClure. For his successful song “I Got It,” he received “Artist Of The Year,” “Urban/Inspirational Performance Or Single Of The Year,” and “Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Album Of The Year.” The awards ceremony took place in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday. Pastor Mike Jr. was also on stage.
Pastor Mike Jr. also took home two Stellar Gospel Music Awards last year. It’s a gospel music awards program that honors the finest of the best.
Various reports have estimated Pastor Mike Jr’s net worth to be around $1 million USD. However, his major source of income is through his gospel albums and his pastoral work.
You can follow pastor Mike Jr. on the following social media platforms:
Facebook: @Pastro Mike Jr.
YouTube: @Pastor Mike JR.
One can also find out more about him on his website at www.pastormikejr.com