The youngest son born to Mother Ida Baxter and the late Bishop A.D. Baxter, Dr. M.K. Baxter is the Pastor and Founder of the Cathedral of Love Church located in Willingboro, NJ. From his early years, he knew God had a call on his life.
In early 1978, God commissioned Bishop Designate Baxter to start a church in the community of Willingboro, NJ, which was started in his home with his immediate family. Because of the growth of the church they were able to purchase a three-acre track of land which would eventually be used for a new edifice. This edifice exemplifies an example of the vision of Dr. Baxter.
Because of the vastness of the vision, other ministries were birthed; The Cathedral Bookstore & Gifts, C.O.L.B.I. (Cathedral of Love Bible Institute), and C.O.L.C.A. (Cathedral of Love Christian Academy). He continues to share new visions with the congregation on a regular basis as he challenges them to "Catch the Vision".
Dr. Baxter strives to be the example he expects his people to be. He labors untiringly in the ministry and has a great passion for reaching the unchurched and teaching them the ways of God. In recognition of his years of labor and deep commitment to the church and his community, Dr. Baxter was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree in June 1997.
The motto of the The Cathedral of Love is "I am what God says I am and I can do what God says I can, Oh yes I can!" Our mission is to meet the needs of the people by communicating God's word, educating God's people and celebrating God's presence. Dr. Baxter lives this motto and vision daily. He is open, accessible and full of love for God's people.
Mother lilly Baxter
Mother Lilly Baxter is the co-founder along with her husband, Dr. M.K. Baxter of the Cathedral of Love Community Church in Willingboro, New Jersey. Together they have four daughters, Tracey, Kirtrina, Patricia and Tramaine and five grandchildren, Charity, Leonard, Enlylh, Lexie and RJ.
Mother Baxter accepted the Lord at the early age of ten and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost at the age of fourteen. As a young teenager she sat under the tuteledge of the first lady Mother R.T. Jones of Philadelphia, PA. where she attended all night prayer meetings and Friday midnight prayer services. Under Mother Jones, she was taught how to pray, how to live a holy and consecrated life and how to be a lady.
She has sponsored prayer walks, women's conferences, all night prayers, prayer retreats, seminars and more. She hosts a monthly womens fellowship, she currently serves as Senior Elder and church mother of the Cathedral of Love, she is the president of the women's department, a member of the pastor's executive steering committee and the administrator of the Cathedral of Love Christian Academy.
With a love and flair for decorating, Mother Baxter attended The College of New Jersey, (formerly Trenton State College) and New York School of Interior Design to attain a degree in Interior Decorating. She also attended Central Jersey Bible Institute and COLBI. (Cathedral of Love Bible Institute) But most of all, Mtr. Baxter loves the Lord and God's people. She has a passion for prayer and a burden for women and families.
Pastor Robert F. Johnson Jr.
Pastor Robert F. Johnson Jr. hails from Kansas City, Kansas, and is the son of the late-Elder Robert F Johnson Sr. and Evangelist Evelyn Johnson- Sowells. Currently he serves as Assistant Pastor at Cathedral of Love Community Church located in Willingboro, NJ under the tutelage of Bishop M. K. & Co-Pastor Lilly Baxter.
While growing up in the church Pastor Johnson was reared to serve in ministry. Being the son of a pastor it was imperative to know how to work several capacities, however, the one he had the most passion for was the music ministry. Without any formal training Pastor Johnson has had the privilege to serve on several local, state and national stages, which has allowed him the opportunity to compose record and produce songs on various gospel recordings.
Pastor Johnson maintains a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministries from the University of Valley Forge and is now preparing himself to obtain his Master’s of Divinity.
Pastor Robert Johnson has been married to Min. Patricia Baxter-Johnson for 15 years. The both of them have served in ministry together for over twenty years. From their union they are the proud parents of their daughter, Rhochele Alexandria Johnson and son, Robert Franklin Johnson III, whom are affectionately known as “Lexie” and “RJ”.
Pastor Johnson is a true elder of God with a heart for ministry, and a word for the people. He stands on Pro. 3:5-6 that says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways and he will direct your paths.
Quitting is not mandatory, it is only an option” -Robert “BJ” Johnson Jr.