Dr. Kimberly Credit was the first female pastor at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Boonton Township, New Jersey. She had a master’s degree in divinity and a doctorate in ministry, and she was the founder of The Preaching Lab Podcast.
On February 10th, she was injected with the first experimental Moderna mRNA injection at a public event where she was interviewed by the New York Times and a local TV news outlet.
She stated publicly on her Facebook Page:
“As a leader, I want to lead by example especially for Pastors and the African American community. Got my first vaccine dose today. Thank you to Pastor Joe Carter for his leadership in pulling Black Clergy together and for allowing me to pray live for our news outlets. Thank you New York Times and Channel 2 News for interviewing me. #DoTheResearch #BeInformed #OurTrustIsInGod #WeNeedEveryoneVaccinatedToEndThis.”
Since the second Moderna shot is given 28 days after the first one, she would have received her second injection around March 10th.
On Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, the day before she died, she posted a message on her Facebook page about listening to an online event that evening and prefaced it with this statement:
“Listen… let me say this before I get a good and needed nap in.”
Whether her fatigue and need for a nap was her usual Sunday routine, or because she was feeling ill, is not certain.
She was scheduled to lead The Preaching Lab podcast that next day, and posted a reminder in the morning to join the livestream that evening.
It was her last public post, as she died later that day, before the scheduled podcast.
Her obituary states that she died “suddenly and without warning.”
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