Unity, not Uniformity: Diversity in the Body of Christ

Speakers: Mike McKinley Year: 2010 Session: Breakout Session

The gospel of Jesus Christ comes and creates a new group of people called the church. Our churches will reflect something of how that particular body understands the gospel. Michael McKinley helps pastors to correct wrong kinds of uniformity and cultivate gospel-driven diversity and unity in the local church. The church reflects a different kind of make-up as it is tightly uniform in and around Christ, but diverse in every other way.


Mike McKinley was raised in suburban Philadelphia. He received a B.A. in Religion and Classics from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In 2004, Mike was brought onto the pastoral staff at Capitol Hill Baptist Church as a church planter. In 2005, he brought a small group of people from CHBC to Guilford Baptist Church in order to help revitalize the church’s ministry. He served as Guilford’s pastor until 2013, when Guilford merged with Sterling Park Baptist Church, where he now serves as Senior Pastor. Mike has been married to Karen since 1997, and they have five beautiful children: Kendall, Knox, Phineas, Ebenezer, and Harper. In his free time, Mike loves to spend time with his family, reading all kinds of books, and daydreaming about the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Eagles.