Rev. Solomon Kinloch, Jr.

 

Solomon Kinloch, Jr., was born to the late Solomon, Sr. and Janie Kinloch on July 28, 1973. He is the youngest son and the fifth of six children. He has been a minister since the age of 14, beginning under the tutelage of Rev. Robert Smith, Jr. at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan.

In 1998, Pastor Kinloch accepted the call to Pastor at Triumph Church, in Detroit, Michigan. At the beginning of his tenure, Triumph’s membership was less than 50 people. Under Kinloch’s visionary leadership, Triumph Church has since blossomed into a multi-site phenomenon, utilizing eight campuses and hosting fourteen weekly services for more than 30,000 members (and counting).

Every year since 2008, the Christian publication Outreach Magazine, has named Triumph Church one of the Fastest Growing Churches in the United States. Since 2012, the same publication has named Triumph one of the Top 100 Largest Churches in America. There are no signs of that trend slowing down as the church welcomes nearly 400 new members each month. Triumph Church been listed as high as #1 on the Fastest Growing Church list and #25 on Overall Largest Church list.    

Extraordinary growth and dynamic leadership has helped drive Triumph’s community outreach and ministry initiatives, which include providing tens of thousands of free meals, offering annual scholarships to teens, and various free community workshops that promote healthy financial, mental, physical and spiritual living.

Pastor Kinloch currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Promise Zone Authority, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the Belle Isle Conservancy. He is also the past President of the National Council on Men & Boys, and has served in leadership roles at Detroit’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) branch. Additionally, Pastor Kinloch received numerous recognitions and awards including: Comcast Spotlight “Newsmaker,”, Pastor of the Year from the SCLC, one of “The New Generation of Black Leaders,” by the Detroit News, one of twelve “Dynamic, World Changers” by Gospel Today Magazine; one of the “20 Young Preachers to Watch” by the African-American Pulpit and “Contemporary Pioneer” by the Michigan Chronicle.. In 2013, he was honored with a Herald Award by the Metropolitan Christian Council: Detroit Windsor for his service in the community. In 2014, the Michigan Chronicle named him to the Power 50 list, a collection of metro-Detroit’s 50 most influential leaders. In 2016, the Radio One Detroit listeners and the Michigan Chronicle readership voted him the top Pastor and Triumph Church as the top church in their annual Best in Black Detroit awards.

He is married to his best friend, and partner for life, Robin (Kemp), and together they have one son, Kadin Elijah.

Rev. Solomon Kinloch, Jr.

Rev. Solomon Kinloch, Jr.

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