Bishop Samuel Duncan Jr.
Bishop Samuel Duncan, Jr. is known as a man of character, integrity, and wisdom. Appointed as pastor of the Lansing Church of God in Christ in June 1992, he and 1st Lady Duncan began to walk in their place of destiny. He has served faithfully at all levels of ministry including Y.P.W.W., Budget Director, Platform Chairman, Board Member of the Jurisdictional Ordination Committee, District Superintendent and Administrative Assistant. Because of his faithfulness, God has richly blessed his ministry and provided opportunities for him to minister across denominational barriers.
Bishop Samuel Duncan Jr. was consecrated as Bishop in the Church of God in Christ on November 15th, 2010 in St. Louis Missouri during the 104th Annual Holy Convocation by Bishop Charles E. Blake, Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ Incorporated.
As Prelate of the Michigan Southwest Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction COGIC he oversees more than 25 churches throughout the state of Michigan, including churches in Saginaw, Flint, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Detroit.
Bishop Duncan is also the Founder & CEO of New Faith Ministries. Armed with a spiritual and moral agenda, New Faith Ministries seeks to effectively utilize its collective influence to benefit Lansing residents, and to respond to the challenges and issues that face the Greater Lansing Area and beyond.
Active in the community, Bishop Duncan has served on numerous boards and been affiliated with many community organizations such as The Clergy Forum of Greater Lansing, Habitat for Humanity, MLK Commission, and Action of Greater Lansing.
Bishop Samuel Duncan Jr. attended Lansing Public Schools from elementary through high school graduating from J.W. Sexton. Then he attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Bishop Duncan is currently attending Grand Rapids Theological Seminary pursuing a Master of Arts focusing on Theology.
He is a man with a God-given mission to minister to the whole man; spirit, soul and body. Striving for excellence, he is setting new standards and raising the bar for ministry.
Like Joseph, he has a God given dream, in which he strives to see God’s vision for His church unfold in this very hour. Bishop Samuel Duncan Jr. has been a leader and blessing to Lansing COGIC and the city of Lansing.
In private life, Bishop Duncan is the husband of one wife, Evangelist Dorothy Duncan, and the father of 2 children, Samuel “Cisco” Duncan, IV (Benita), and Shayla (Sheldon) Thomas, and grandparent of 4 wonderful grandchildren. More importantly than all that has been stated, Bishop Duncan wants you to know that he's saved, sanctified, baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost.