Pastor Marion "Mimi" is the Essence of Joy
I’m a native of New Haven, Connecticut and a proud alum of the University of Connecticut.
I’ve called Atlanta home since the early 1990s, and shortly thereafter joined Christ the King where I met and married the late Bishop W. Ron Sailor, Sr. Under his leadership, I was licensed to preach in 2000 and ordained in 2005. I was blessed to serve alongside him as Co-Pastor of Christ the King Baptist Church from 2009 until February 2013 when I was installed as Senior Pastor.
I will declare myself to forever be a student of God’s word, receiving a Masters in Divinity from Luther Rice University and very soon to begin my studies for a Doctorate.
You can see me weekly on Atlanta’s WATC Channel 57 broadcast program spreading the gospel on “Living the Way with Marion Sailor.”
I’m blessed by God’s grace to have the opportunity to preach and teach His word, touch the lives of many for His glory, to serve others in hopes that they may know the love of God and walk triumphantly in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary.
I will be forever grateful to God to have been blessed to nurture my beautiful adult biological children, Khaleah and Chanz as well as be a “second mother” to Amber, DeShannon, DeMontre, Ron and Christian.
Now, you know a little about me. I hope to meet you one day to hear your story of God’s grace in your life. Until then, may the joy of the Lord continue to strengthen you.
What's your favorite occupation?
Pastoring. I love being a Pastor. It was never in my plan. But, I love God’s plan better than mine :)
Where would you most like to live?
I just fell in love with Scottsdale, AZ. I do also have dreams of living abroad, somewhere like Paris, France (for at least a year).
Who are your heroes in real life?
Mom, paternal grandfather, Jasper Edwards; Ron Sailor, Sr., Dr. Rev.
Martin Luther King, Jr.; and last but not least Jesus.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Raising and guiding two beautiful children who I nurtured in my belly and through the formative years of their lives. Thanking God for giving me the opportunity to be able to give them experiences as children to travel, play sports, want-for- very little and then being able to support them through college. Can I say I’m done? Most people tell me you never stop being a parent and they really never stop needing you.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To be EXTRA daring and relentless. My daughter is relentless. When she puts her mind to do something there is no stopping her. I admire that quality in her.
What talent would you like to have?
I would love to be a singer. My fondest moments as a child is singing in the mirror. Now, I just confine it to the shower.
What's your greatest fear?
Standing face to face with God and Him telling me I didn’t do what I was
supposed to do on earth.
what's your current state of mind?
Content and at peace.
When and where were you happiest?
I have a lifetime of happy moments, such as graduating from high school and college, getting married (twice), the birth of my children, special moments with family, special friends and past boyfriends, career promotions, getting baptized, etc. These were all happy moments. But trust me, intertwined in these moments was drama, a test, trial, hurt and disappointment. What I search most for is contentment and peace.