A native of Detroit, Michigan, Rev. Dr. Micah L. McCreary began his term as the 12th president of New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan; a Master of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University; and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has received several fellowships, including the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship, the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia Fellowship, and the American Council on Education Presidential Fellowship.
Prior to coming to NBTS, President McCreary was president and CEO of McCreary and Madison Associates, a psychological and human resources consulting firm headquartered in Richmond, VA. He also served as a tenured Associate Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for 21 years. While at VCU, President McCreary held the positions of Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity, Quality Enhancement Plan Coordinator, and Co-Director of the Counseling Psychology Program. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics such as Trauma and Race: The Path to Psycho-Social-Spiritual Wellbeing; Church Hurt and Suicidal Ideation: What the Church Should and Shouldn’t Say and Do; and The Holy Pause of Holy Saturday.
President McCreary is a member of the New Brunswick Classis of the Reformed Church in America (RCA). He was ordained by the New Hope Baptist Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan (member of the National Baptist Convention), and his ordination was recognized by the American Baptist Churches in 2001 and received by the RCA in 2018. In 2021 President McCreary was installed as an RCA General Synod Professor of Theology.
President McCreary and his spouse, Rev. Dr. Jacqueline E. Madison-McCreary, pastored the Spring Creek Baptist Church in Moseley, Virginia for 16 years. Prior to Spring Creek, Dr. McCreary was Director of Youth Ministry for the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and Senior Pastor of the Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church of Sandston, Virginia. The McCrearys are the parents of one adult daughter, Makeda McCreary.