Dr. Stacy L. Spencer
Senior Pastor of New Direction Christian Church
Dr. Stacy L. Spencer is the Senior Pastor of New Direction Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, a multi-site congregation with church plants in Holly Springs, MS, and Idutwya, South Africa. He’s been a member of Shepherding the Next Generation since 2014.
The Olmstead, KY, native is a dynamic speaker, visionary and author. His energetic and culturally relevant messages address the spiritual growth of the individual and issues in society. He has a passion to teach Kingdom living – to equip people with biblical guidelines and practical resources that can transform their lives and the world. Dr. Spencer’s Kingdom mindset led to the development of Eden Square Town Center, a multi-million dollar community model intended to reinvigorate an impoverished area of Memphis that is economically stunted and considered a food desert. The mixed-use development project includes a middle school, performing arts center, wellness center, retail spaces and housing.
Dr. Spencer wrote “U-Turn: A 12 Step Guide to Spiritual Transformation” to help people experience a deeper and more fulfilling relationship with Jesus. He also wrote “Naked and Unashamed: The Journey to Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage” after the success of 40 Nights of Great Sex, a bible study and marriage seminar he facilitated with his wife, Rhonda.
Dr. Spencer is chairman of the board of directors for Power Center Community Development Corporation. The independent non-profit launched Power Center Academy, a charter school that celebrated the May 2015 high school graduation of its inaugural class of 6th graders. He earned a Doctorate of Divinity from Drew University, a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors in Broadcast Communication from Western Kentucky University.
He and Rhonda are the proud parents of four sons, Calvin, Omari, Jordan and Jaden.