Pastor Daniel B. McKizzie
Pastor was born on October 23, 1957 in Minneapolis, MN. He is the youngest of three sons born to Ms. Edna McKizzie. Brothers, Kevin and Duane Temple are deceased. He is the devoted Husband of Annie McKizzie, and proud father of seventeen and the proud Grandfather of seventeen.
Pastor McKizzie graduated from Washburn High School, attended the University of Minnesota (Mpls) College of Liberal Arts, and received a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Luther Seminary in May 2002. Pastor McKizzie received an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from St. Thomas Christian College in May 2009.
In June 1996, Pastor McKizzie was ordained a Deacon by Pastor Gerald Joiner at Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN. In May 1997, he answered the call to the
Ministry and preached his initial sermon titled “You Can Run But You Can’t Hide” and licensed as a minister by Pastor Darwin Harris. In April of 2001 he was ordained a Minister by Pastor Alfred Harris Sr. at Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church.
In June 2001, Pastor Mckizzie and family removed their membership from Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church and started ministering to the elderly at Walker Methodist Nursing Home. He was compelled to spend the last months, of his Grandmother Mary Boone’s life, preaching the gospel and singing hymns of praise to those suffering from Dementia. Through this Fellowship began New Creation Baptist Church was founded by Pastor McKizzie.
Two months after the death of his Grandmother, New Creation Baptist Church began sharing the worship facilities at Epiphany Lutheran Church. In August of 2008 New Creation Baptist Church became owners of the building.
When Pastor McKizzie was asked to make a statement about entering the ministry and pastoring he stated, “my goal in life is to serve God by preaching, teaching and reaching the lost for Jesus Christ.”
Pastor McKizzie and his wife Annie were nominated by Senator Norm Coleman in 2005 as “Angels Of Adoption” for the State of Minnesota and received this prestigious award in Washington D.C. In the past 22 years they have welcomed into their home over one hundred foster children and have adopted seven.