Pastor Michele Humphrey, a licensed and ordained minister, has served as the pastor of Imani United Church of Christ located in Euclid, Ohio for the past decade.
Pastor Humphrey is known for ministering on tough topics such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, abusive power in leadership, issues that affect the black community, and empowering messages that challenge the listener to move beyond mediocrity and complacency in order to live an empowered life through Jesus Christ.
After receiving a call from God to “clean them up,” Pastor Humphrey seeks to minister to “real” needs, “real” issues, and “real” problems that plague the lives of so many. She has a heart for the lost, compassion for the hurting, and faith that God can touch, heal and transform any life. Because of Pastor Humphrey’s care for the least in society which is seen through Imani Church’s outreach efforts, Pastor Humphrey has grown the congregation to 1000 members, many who are first-time churchgoers.
Pastor Humphrey is the founder of the LEAH (love, encouragement, acceptance, hope) Ministry which is a ministry geared to helping women move towards spiritual and emotional wholeness through workshops and retreats that address issues pertinent to women. Pastor Humphrey has served as the Director of the Imani Scholars Preschool and Daycare Center, and she currently serves on the SCIIT advisory board of Cleveland Clinic. Her ministry has also included Destiny Radio, which was a radio ministry of healing and empowerment.
Pastor Humphrey earned a Master of Arts degree in 2005 from Ashland Theological Seminary in Christian Ministry and a Diploma of Theology in Black Church Studies in 2001 from the McCreary Center for African American Religious Studies.
Pastor Humphrey is married to Deacon Sylvester Humphrey. They are a blended family that consists of 4 adult children, one teenage son, and 5 grandchildren.
The scripture that Pastor Humphrey lives by is Romans 8:31, “If God be for us, who can be against us?”