The Reverend Dr. Cleopatrick Lacy
The Reverend Dr. Cleopatrick Lacy is a native of Bladenboro, North Carolina. He is the third child of the late Benjamin Lacy, Jr., and Annie Julia Ruffin Lacy. A committed husband and father, Dr. Lacy is married to Portia H. Lacy of Richmond, Virginia. He has two adult children, Patrice N. Lacy Smith and Patrick B. W. Lacy, a son-in-law Jeremy Smith and one grandson, Jackson Jeremy Smith.
(Dr. Lacy gave his initial sermon and was licensed to preach on Sunday, July 30, 1967 and was ordained to the Gospel Ministry on Sunday, December 29, 1968.
Shaw University was his college of choice where in 1972, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy. He furthered his education at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC)Morehouse School of Religion where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree in 1975. In 1991, he was awarded the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary as a Drs. Henry Mitchell and Edward Wheeler Fellow. His dissertation is entitled: From Sermon to Service: The Role and Impact of Preaching in an Historic African American Church.
Having been given the gift of instruction, Dr. Lacy served as adjunct faculty at the ITC in the area of Homiletics (1990-1995; 1997-1998 and 2004-2010). Additionally, he served as a national instructor for the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) Congress of Christian Education in the areas of Mission Education and Evangelism. Further, he lectured and preached for the PNBC Ministers’ Division.
Dr. Lacy has numerous honors to include: The first African American to deliver the Baccalaureate Sermon at Griffin High School (1979); the Minister of the Year – Greater Griffin Area Ministerial Association (1979); the Ft. Valley University Griffin Alumni Chapter Outstanding Community Leadership (1981); National Negro and Professional Women’s Club Academic Achievement and Community Service Award (1991); The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Beta Omega Chapter Community Service Award (1991; 2005); The James C. Bellamy Scholarship Board Humanitarian Services Award – Bladenboro, NC (1993); Grand Marshall for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Griffin Parade (2000); First Annual Banquet Speaker for the Fayetteville Cumberland Alumni Chapter of Shaw University receiving the Key to the City, (June 2002); the Morehouse School of Religion Benjamin Elijah Mays Leadership Award (2009) and the God’s Trombone Award from Rainbow PUSH Coalition 13th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference (2012).
Dr. Lacy holds membership in the NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Rho Sigma Lambda Chapter, the American Baptist Churches—USA, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., and the New Era Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia serving as its 13th president (2007-2010). He is a board member of the WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital and the Urban Outreach Association of Griffin, Georgia.
Dr. Lacy is a strong advocate of home and global missions, and the preaching of God’s Word.
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MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
321 East Taylor Street
Griffin, GA 30223-3426
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE 11AM | SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30AM
SENIOR PASTOR | Reverend Dr. Cleopatrick Lacy
Rev. Ashlyn Strozier | Rev. Kenneth Bradley
Mt. Zion Baptist Church | 321 East Taylor Street Griffin, GA 30223-3426 | Phone: 770-228-0310
Mt. Zion Baptist Church | Mailing Address: P.O. Box 764 Griffin, GA 30224