Kendrix J. Gardner, Pastor New Mt Zion


Missionary Baptist Church



Pastor Kendrix J. Gardner

The ministry of Kendrix J. Gardner is a real manifestation of Kingdom work. Since the age of seventeen, Pastor Gardner has been teaching and preaching the Gospel message. Since the age of twenty, he has been operating as a gift to the body of Christ in the pastoral office. Pastor Gardner also worked as a public educator in Georgia and Florida. He received his B.A. Degree in Theology from Christian Bible College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia in 1998. In 2007, He earned a M.S. Degree in Management of Educational Programs at Nova Southeastern, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He has attended Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA and is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry degree in pastoral leadership.


Pastor Gardner received an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 2006 from St. Thomas Christian College- Jacksonville, FL.  In 2006 Pastor Gardner was selected as WHO’s WHO by the Heritage Registry. This organization is the original Heritage group for Clergy covering Canada and the United States. Further, Pastor Gardner was nominated and selected as a member of the 2006 Lowndes Leadership Class. He has held teacher certifications in Georgia to teach Special Education and regular education K-12.


In 1998, after pastoring established churches in both Georgia and Florida, Pastor Kendrix Gardner planted the Christian Love Bible Baptist Church (CLBBC) in Valdosta, Georgia. The church is still a vibrant, growing church. In 2010 Pastor Gardner was called to the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church (NMZ) in Lakeland, FL. NMZ is a growing multifaceted ministry with a robust congregation changing the world from central Florida.

In 2015, He appointed to serve as the Late-night Chairman and Director of Evangelism by President

Bartholomew Banks for the Progressive M and E Baptist State Convention of Florida, Inc. Locally, Pastor Gardner serves as a member of the Lakeland Gang Task Force Committee. Former President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Lakeland (IMA) 2016-2017. He is a lifetime member of the NAACP.


He is the founder and CEO of Straightway Solutions Inc. a non-profit entity that collaborates community and faith-based consulting for empowerment. He is the author of 21 Days of Hope, Keepers of the Vision, God’s Treasure of Salvation, Growing in Stewardship and other published works. Snippets of these greats reads can be found at


He is married to the former Tasnee Daniels. Together they live in central Florida and work to fulfill God’s purpose.


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