Pastor & Lady Renfro
Pastor Gary M Renfro
Pastor Gary M. Renfro is a native of Houston, Texas. After graduating from Forest Brook High School, he attended Prairie View A&M University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Architect/Engineering. Pastor Renfro attended the Austin Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received an Associate degree in Pastoral Ministries. He also received a Certificate of Completion of Proclaimers Place from Georgetown College and the Marshall Center for Christian Ministry. Pastor Renfro has also received a Certification in Expository Preaching from E.K. Bailey Ministries, Inc.; and in 2013 received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Sacramento Theological Seminary and Bible College.
Pastor Renfro worked in the Austin Operation Center for State Farm for a few years, then pursued a career in his own agency with State Farm, where he is currently working. His achievements and accomplishments include: State Farm Bronze Tablet and Silver Scroll Qualifier, Ambassadors for Life Qualifier, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Children’s Haven Board Member, former Board Member and President of the Arc of the Capital Area, President of the Central Sub District for the St. John Association, and many others. Pastor Gary M. Renfro is happily married to Vivian Renfro. Pastor and Sister Renfro are the proud parents of one son: David and twin girls: Rachel and Rebekah, and currently reside in Austin, Texas. Pastor Renfro has pastored at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church since 2001. The church is located at 1700 E. 16th Street, Austin, Texas. He has been a great asset to the CMBC family. Corinth Missionary Baptist Church is a “a place where individuals and families can experience God.”
Lady Vivian Renfro
Vivian Renfro is a native of Houston, Texas, she is the youngest of three siblings. She received her Bachelor degree from Prairie View A&M University and Master’s degree from University of Texas Austin. She is a Human Resource Manager for a local Research and Development Organization. She is the former chairperson of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, former board member of Inroads Inc.’s Austin affiliate, Children’s Haven Inc. and continues to serve today as a board member of Meals on Wheels. Vivian has been married to the man of her dreams, Pastor Gary M. Renfro for 23 years and has been the First Lady of Corinth Missionary Baptist church (CMBC) since January 2002. She is an active member of CMBC participating in the Marriage Ministry and Deaconesses and Ministers Wives Auxiliary. She also serves as a Sunday School teacher, Youth Ministry Leader, and wherever she is needed in the church. She is one that gives her best whenever and wherever; always preferring to serve, rather than to be served. Vivian serves as a wonderful first lady and her husband’s helpmate, as she raises three wonderful children: David, Rachel, and Rebekah. When it comes to her children, they are priority. She provides her children with opportunities to learn and have fun, while teaching them the importance of respect and obedience. She believes it takes a village to raise a child. Other than being a mom, she loves to pass on what her mom instilled in her as a child and that is to help others by encouraging them to do and be their absolute best. Vivian also believes in the power of prayer and that God has control over every situation.