Rev. Wayne E. Credle, Jr., is a husband, preacher, professor, consultant, author, and PhD student that enjoys ministry within the intersections of pastoral care, mental health, and leadership. Credle is the CEO & Co-Founder of Credle LLC, a leadership development, graphic design, and consulting firm for churches, small businesses, and other non-profit organizations. Alongside of his wife, Passion, Credle LLC is geared to Connect, Restore, Empower, and Develop Leaders Everywhere by creating communities of support for leaders to thrive personally and professionally.
Credle’s Master of Divinity was obtained with a Concentration in Prison Studies from Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina and his Bachelor of Sociology & Religious Studies was obtained from Virginia Wesleyan University, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Credle is the first African-American graduate of the African Leadership Institute for Community Transformation in Wellington, South Africa, where he obtained a certificate in Transformational Leadership & Facilitation. As an alumnus, Credle serves as a Communications Coordinator for his graduating class, serving over 30 countries around the world.
Credle’s service to churches and institutions extends internationally, as well as locally. Credle received his licensure and ordination from the Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia, under the tutelage of the Rev. Dr. Shelton Murphy. Along with serving the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, Berean Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, Butner Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina, the Durham VA Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, and the First Shiloh Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia, Credle has also served the House of Hope Anti-Trafficking Ministry in Nicaragua and pastored five congregations in the Bahamas Methodist Conference. Likewise, Credle has served as an advisor for the spirituality committees of Duke Divinity School and Virginia Wesleyan University. Credle has additionally served multiple mental health organizations such as BlackMenHeal in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, as well as the Healing Place: Center of Counseling and Spiritual Formation and the Therapeutic Application Practice both in Richmond, Virginia.
As an author and researcher, Credle has several publications on the intersections of faith and leadership which be found through Chapel Hill Press, Palgrave, the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership, and through the 5th International Conference on Research in Business, Management, and Economics in Paris, France. Credle is a Ph.D. candidate for the degree of Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Ecclesial Leadership at the School of Business and Leadership at Regent University. Likewise, Credle serves as an Adjunct Professor of Counseling Ministries within Regent’s School of Psychology and Counseling.