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Pastor Gary M Renfro

Pastor Gary M. Renfro is a native of Houston, Texas.  He is currently attending Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in pursuit of his Masters of Divinity degree. He is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University and Austin Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has received a Certification in Expository Preaching from E.K. Bailey Ministries, Inc. and has also participated in Proclaimers Place from Georgetown College and the Marshall Center for Christian Ministry.  In 2013 Pastor Renfro received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Sacramento Theological Seminary and Bible College.

Pastor Renfro has been an agent with State Farm Insurance for more than 25 years. His achievements and accomplishments include:  State Farm Bronze Tablet and Silver Scroll Qualifier, Ambassadors for Life Qualifier, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, former board member of the African American Chamber of Commerce and Children’s Haven Board, former Board Member and President of the Arc of the Capital Area, Former President of the Central Sub District for the St. John Regular Baptist Association, and many others.

Pastor Gary M. Renfro and Lady -Elect Vivian Renfro have been happily married since 1989 and currently reside in Austin, Texas. God has blessed them with three children; they are the proud parents of one son:  David and twin daughters: Rachel and Rebekah, Pastor Renfro has pastored at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church since 2001.  The church is located at 1700 E. 16th Street, Austin, Texas. 

Pastor Renfro has been a great asset to the CMBC family.  Corinth Missionary Baptist Church is a “a place where individuals and families can experience God.”

Vivian Renfro

Lady - Elect Vivian Rena’ Renfro is a native of Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as the University of Texas at Austin where she received her Master’s degree in Human Resources Leadership.  She has worked more than 30 years in the private sector as an engineer and Human Resource professional at 3M. Lady Renfro has held various leadership positions in the Austin community. She has served as former chairperson of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, board member of Inroads Inc.’s Austin Affiliate, board member of Children’s Haven Inc., Meals on Wheels and More and served on several United Way Campaigns.

Lady Renfro has been a member of the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church for more than 20 years. She is actively involved with the Deaconess and Children’s Church. She serves quietly on several committees and works wherever needed in the church.  She is one that gives her best whenever and wherever; always preferring to serve, rather than to be served.  She is a true demonstration of what it means to serve others, support family, church and her husband all while keeping God first in whatever she seeks to do.

Lady Renfro has been happily married to Pastor Gary M. Renfro since 1989.  God has blessed them with three wonderful children: one son, David and twin daughters Rachel and Rebekah.  Being a wife and mother means everything to Lady Renfro because she is the product of a single family home, raised primarily by her grandparents and mom.  She understands the struggles, sacrifices and commitment of a single mom and grandparents.  As a mom, she made sure her children knew God, what it meant to serve in the kingdom and be respectful and obedient.   She loves to pass on what her mom instilled in her as a child and that is to encourage others to do and be their absolute best regardless of circumstances.  Lady Renfro has relied  on God’s word as she seeks to be humble and obedient as a wife, mother and servant of the Lord. One of her favorite scriptures is Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” 

Lady Renfro’s passion for Servantship, Discipleship and Leadership are demonstrated as she builds friendships and relationships at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church and throughout the Austin Community.

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