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Reverend Dr. M. L. Kaufman

 Doctor M. L. Kaufman is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He is married to Ivy L. Kaufman of Lexington, Kentucky. He is the son of the Reverend Godfrey Kaufman and Ms. Paula Butler of Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia; a Master of Divinity Degree from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia; a Master of Sacred Theology Degree from  Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina; and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Homiletics from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.  He taught African American Homiletics and Black Theology as an adjunct professor at Lutheran Seminary. He currently is an adjunct faculty for Apex School of Theology where Nicey Grove serves as an extension site.

Among his degreed pursuits, he has had several certifications and certificates of training ranging from administration, conflict resolution, family relationships, and personality types. While attending Virginia Union University, he and a partner developed and copy written a welfare reform program for the state of Virginia that addressed spiritual, economic, and social issues. He also has written an article on domestic violence in a military newspaper at Fort Eustis, Virginia entitled “Jack and Jill Went up the Hill.”


 He has served in the U.S. Army in The Military Intelligence Corps as an enlisted soldier. While stationed in Germany, he has done missionary work at the African Refugee Camps.  He has also served as a pastor in the United States Army Reserves and Active Duty endorsed by the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc in the armed forces as a military chaplain.  He served as Pastor of the Gospel Service and a Battalion Chaplain at Fort Huachuca, Arizona ministering to over 400 soldiers and their families doing extensive counseling in marriage, domestic violence, suicide prevention, spiritual formation, leadership, staff development and religious education.

He currently serves a the senior pastor of Tubman King Community Church in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has served as pastor of the Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Marshville, North Carolina for twelve years. He is an Ordained Minister who has been in ministry since 1987.  He has taught courses in the State Baptist Congress’ of Arizona, South Carolina, and North Carolina. He also has served as the former Ministers’ Conference President for the Paradise Baptist State Convention of Arizona and Congress 2nd Vice President of the North Carolina General Baptist State Convention.