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Our Pastor

Reverend Michael-Aaron Poindexter, a native of the Bronx, NY and has served as the Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Albany, NY since January 2021. 


On November 14, 2020, he was appointed by God and elected by the membership of the Macedonia Baptist Church to serve as their fourth Pastor, succeeding a beloved community leader and Pastor of thirty-five years, Reverend Leonard D. Comithier, Jr. For 11 months, Pastor Poindexter and Pastor Comithier would walk together as the leadership of Macedonia transitioned into a new season, celebrating the remarkable legacy of Pastor Comithier, and embracing the new promise of Pastor Poindexter. 


Before transitioning to Macedonia, Pastor Poindexter served faithfully in a variety of ministerial assignments focused on outreach, community, and youth at the Metropolitan NTM Baptist Church of Albany, NY, all of which prepared him for the pastoral ministry. It was at Metropolitan that he accepted Christ, was baptized, began preaching., and was mentored by his father in ministry, Dr. Damone Paul Johnson.  While still serving at Metropolitan, Pastor Poindexter dually served as the youth minister of the Riverview Church in Coeymans, NY from 2010 – 2012. 


Reverend Poindexter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Social Work degree from the State University of New York - University at Albany, and he is a New York State licensed master social worker. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree from The United Theological Seminary of Dayton, OH in 2014. 


He has served several organizations and boards: Board of Directors, The American Heart Association; Board of Directors, The United Way of the Greater Capital Region; Board of Directors, Regional Foodbank of Northeastern New York. By profession, he is an executive at a local financial institution. 


Rev. Poindexter and his beautiful bride Amber are the proud parents of four young children, Ashton, Makena, Malia, and Maziyah. 

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