The Rev. Tony Campbell grew up in Gary, Indiana. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and served five years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. After graduation Rev. Campbell received a Master’s Degree from Yale University in Divinity. He served in congregations in South Carolina, Texas, and Washington D.C. He later became Executive Director for Community Mobilization for America’s Promise, while Colin Powell was the Chair.
Rev. Campbell serves the Reformed Church in America as the Strategic Priority Leader for Engaging in Christ Kingdom Mission. He leads the projects of local Missional Engagement, Global Missional Engagement, Volunteer Engagement, Church Multiplication and Advocacy. He also serves as coordinator for African American Black Ministries supporting congregations in the US and the Caribbean.
Rev. Campbell was previously the Vice President of Focused Impact at Heart of West Michigan United Way. In this position, Rev. Campbell is spearheading United Way’s, Schools of Hope initiative which focuses on literacy. He is also an Associate Pastor at Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids. Tony also serves on the Michigan Community Service Commission in which he was appointed to by Governor Granholm. In addition to this service, he is also Chair of the Mentor Michigan Task Force and currently serves as a board member for the Student Advancement Foundation.
Rev. Campbell is an Associate Track and Field Coach at Calvin College. In this capacity, he has coached a NCAA Intermediate Hurdle Champion in the 2008 season. Throughout his career, he has presented over 200 keynote addresses for national, regional and local organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters National Conference, Department of Health and Human Services for the State of Kentucky and Grand Rapids Public Schools Annual Kick-off event.
Among numerous honors, Rev. Campbell is a member of the Indiana Track and Field Hall of Fame, Religious Leader of the Year in South Carolina for 1989, a member of Who’s Who in Religion, and Episcopal Outreach of Pauley’s Island was named by President Bush as the 613th Point of Light where Tony served as the Executive Director.
Rev. Campbell is happily married to his wife Molly and he has five children.