Biographical Sketch of Elder Lynda Smiley McMillan

A native of Hinesville, Georgia, Elder Lynda Smiley McMillan is a dynamic teacher, worship leader, and conference speaker who demonstrates God’s love to others. As an Associate Minister of Union Missionary Baptist church in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a true and dedicated follower under the leadership of Senior Pastor James H. Nixon. A minister of the Gospel, Lynda was greatly influenced by her grandparents, who adopted her and raised her to fear the Lord. Under their love and care, Lynda accepted Jesus as her Lord and personal Savior at the tender age of nine (9) and was very active in her home church. She is a high school graduate who later joined the Hinesville, GA Police Department as the first black and the first female officer. She is also a graduate of nursing school and retired on April 30, 2007, after working thirty-five (35) years as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Lynda accepted her call in Ministry in June 1990. Her initial sermon was preached on June 22, 1990 at Faith Temple COGIC in Wilmington, NC. Lynda was licensed as a Minister in May 1997 and ordained as an Elder in November 2003. Lynda’s commitment to helping others is evident through her lifestyle of service and Ministry of Encouragement and Inspiration. Lynda’s ministry has carried her as far as Yokota, Japan, where she preached the Gospel in December of 2003 at a women’s conference. Lynda was featured in Charisma Magazine in January 1999, which is a well known international magazine spreading the gospel around the world. God continues to open doors for there is a “Word” for the people of the True and Living God.


Elder Lynda McMillan was instrumental in the approval and ribbon-cutting celebration project now called "The Love Grove Memorial Bridge". This project expanded over 5 years and cost over $5 million dollars. The Bridge was dedicated on April 28, 2018.

As a mother of (4) adult children, (10) grandchildren, (5) great grands and many spiritual sons, daughters, and grandchildren over the world, Lynda firmly believes with confidence in Psalms 27:1, which states: "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?" Lynda's goal is to continue in the Gospel until Jesus Christ calls her from "Labor to Reward." In 2016 she wrote her first book entitled, "Encouragement and Inspiration". Lynda has released two gospel CDs: "Trust!!! In the Lord" and "He Is Lord". Be encouraged

Lynda Smiley McMillan International Ministries

Education and Accomplishments
  1. 1952-- Attended Hineshaw Elementary School in Hinesville, Georgia
  2. 1963--Graduated from Liberty County High School in McIntosh, Georgia
  3. 1962--1963-Crowned Miss Hospitality Liberty County High School
  4. 1963--1964-Crowned “Miss Liberty County High-Campus Queen”
  5. 1969--Became First Female Black Police Officer in Hinesville, Georgia
  6. 1973--Degree of LPN from Okefenokee Technical Institute of Nursing
  7. 1994--Associate Degree of Arts in Ministry, Florida Theological Seminary, Inc
  8. 1993--Studied Evangelism at Emmanuel Baptist University, Wilmington, NC Satellite
  9. 2011--Associate of Arts in Biblical/Theology-North Carolina College of Theology
  10. 2012--Bachelor of Arts in Biblical/Theology-North Carolina College of Theology

Lynda has received numerous Certificates in her life time, naming a few:

a. Lynda was Vice President of her nursing class
b. SOS Advisory Training Certificate for Breast Cancer
c. Certificate of “Helping Others” through Pastoral Care
d. Leadership Certificate from General Baptist State Convention of NC
e. Certificate for Evangelism from Maranatha Bible Institute, Danville, VA
f. Member of American Association of Christian Counselors
g. Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher @ Union Baptist, Wilmington, NC
h. Former praise and worship leader Teacher @ Union Baptist, Wilmington, NC
i. License to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in May, 1997
j. Ordained as an Elder in November, 2003
k. Certificate of Completion for Teachers Certification Class to teach the Gospel



Contact Information

Lynda Smiley McMillan

Lynda Smiley McMillan International Ministries

Ph: (910) 763-8623

Email: lynda_mcmillan@ yahoo.com



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