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A native of Baltimore, Dr. Major McGuire, III has served as the Director of Pastoral Care and Counseling since 2002 for The Park Church. In this role, he engages with individuals beyond Sunday morning with inspirational and spiritual messages that allows them to see what God wants for their lives. He takes people beyond their current circumstances to look towards the future and what God has for them. McGuire feels that his role “is the very bedrock of what ministry is, of what Jesus taught, believed and subsequently gave to the church to do."

As Director of Pastoral Care and Counseling at The Park Church, Dr. McGuire has participated in several ministries within the church including Men’s Bible Study, “So You Think You’re in Love Workshop” and Infant Dedication Class. He also counsels in the areas of: Pre-Marital and Marital, Crisis Intervention, Family, Grief and Loss, Men’s Issues, and Spirituality.

Dr. McGuire received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in African American History from State University of New York at Albany, his Master of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary. In addition, he is a Pastoral Care Specialist, receiving his certificate from Presbyterian Healthcare Chaplaincy Services.  Before joining The Park Church, Dr. McGuire worked at three churches in the New York area and helped lead those congregations successfully.

Dr. McGuire enjoys traveling, reading and sports. Two of his favorite books include The People have Driven me On by Dr. Benjamin Mays and Ordering Your Private World by Gordon McDonald.

He is married to Rev. Darlene Thomas McGuire and they have six children.

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