Dr. Anthony A. Medley is currently the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Brinklow SDA Church. He is a graduate of Pine Forge Academy and Oakwood University (formerly Oakwood College), where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology. He then went on to Andrews University, where he received his Masters of Divinity degree and his doctoral degree. He is also a certified pre-marriage and marriage counselor with Prepare/Enrich.
Pastor Medley has a rich and extensive background of over 25 years in ministry. He has served as Youth Pastor, Pastor, Conference Youth Director, College Chaplain, Vice President of Student Services, Adjunct Faculty, Police Chaplain, and Senior Pastor. His passion is to help people grow holistically toward Christian maturity. Pastor Medley is a certified martial arts instructor. He has developed and taught a specialized curriculum called, “Developing Youth Through Spiritual and Physical Disciplines,” for high school students, which transforms practitioners from the “Martial way” to the Christian way of living.
He enjoys establishing and developing church ministries, preaching, and spiritual enrichment activities. Pastor Medley also enjoys sports, and reading, and is an avid fish aquarium hobbyist. He is married to the former India Pinkney, his high-school sweetheart, and their union has been blessed with two adult children, Mylon and Anthony II.
Pastor Medley’s biblical world view is shaped by Romans 12:1,2 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.”.