PASTOR MICHAEL NEAL
Michael L. Neal is a native of Chicago, Illinois; he currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Glorious Light Church, Chief Executive Officer of the Timothy Community Corporation (TCC) and the Executive Director of the Leading with Literacy Program (LWL).
Pastor Neal answered God’s call and launched the Glorious Light Church in Bronzeville in July 2008. God has given Glorious Light Church a unique vision for their community and God has been faithful in allowing Pastor Neal to help this vision come to fruition
In 2012 Pastor Neal founded the “Timothy Community Corporation NFP” a Community Development Corporation. That would strengthen the community by Sharing, Caring and Connecting, individuals with opportunities to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually
His passion for reading has also, been very instrumental in developing his Strategic Vision, Communication, and the ability to Collaborate and Partner with great community leaders, and institutions. Serving is something that Michael truly enjoys which is how the Leading with Literacy program was developed.
In his efforts to be catalyst for elementary school age children, Michael Neal became a member of the Chicago, Literacy Alliance who has been very instrumental in providing books and other literary resources.
To date over 7,500 books have been donated to (LWL) through various programs and private donations, giving students the opportunity to obtain books for their personal library.
Michael has committed to make literacy a lifelong pursuit.
"Building Scholars One Book at A Time “
Michael is a Graduate:
- Moody Bible Institute, B.S. Biblical Studies May, 2015
- Certificate Civic Leadership, University of Chicago Harris School Public Policy June, 2019
- Vice Chairman, Greater Bronzeville Community Action Council 2019-2020
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men - Colossians 3:23