Pastor Kenneth G. Giles is one of three children born to William and Barbara Giles of Oak Park, Michigan. After completing High School, he attended Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. It is during his time at Grace that he acknowledged his call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Giles preached his initial sermon on May 28, 1995 at the New Providence Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan where he had been reared, under the leadership of Pastor E.N. Jennings. After graduating college, Pastor Giles moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana to serve as Minister of Music for the St. John Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor J.W. Bledsoe. Once he felt the Lord leading him back to Michigan, Pastor Giles united with the Galilee Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Tellis Chapman. The Lord has used each experience and transition to transform and prepare him for the journey ahead. In 2002 he became the proud pastor of the Greater St. Mark Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. The Lord has truly blessed this union and together they strive to present Christ in a clear and caring way to all people. He deems it a privilege to serve in this capacity and is grateful for the wonderful people and responsibility that God has entrusted to his care.
Pastor Giles is an extreme advocate for education. As a lifelong learner, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Christian ministries, as well as dual master’s degrees in Practical Theology and Counseling. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Creighton University anticipating graduating with a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Leadership. Rev. Giles is a licensed counselor in the state of Michigan and has the honor of serving as an adjunct professor for Moody Bible Institute, Michigan Regional Campus. In his role as counselor, he has served in private practice and assists in community initiatives to raise awareness around mental health issues. Rev. Giles is a health navigator for Choose Healthy Life and is the chair of a health disparity council that has been established to reduce and eliminate health disparities in impacted and at-risk racial and ethnic communities across Wayne County and surrounding areas. He believes that all people are precious and purposeful and to that end he is committed to their social, spiritual, economic, and educational development. He is most proud of and grateful for his three wonderful children: Kiara, Kennedy and Tyler.