Established in 2016, The Rev. Dr. Joseph R. Jordan Memorial Fund was established by family members and friends to perpetuate the legacy of a beloved pastor and community leader. The fund will provide a stipend of $1,000 to a senior pastor that is seeking to obtain a graduate degree at an accredited institution. The applicant must be a member of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity, Inc., an organization where Rev. Jordan served as a president. Rev. Jordan served as the Senior Pastor of Corinthian Baptist Church in Hamtramck for over 40 years from 1973-2004. While he was married with a family, in the early years of his pastorate he was bi vocational and supplemented his income as a licensed electrician. He was committed to education and ultimately obtained a doctorate degree from Drew University in New Jersey.
The fund will provide a stipend of $1,000 to a senior pastor that is attending an accredited institute for the purposes of obtaining a graduate degree in theology, religion or some other discipline that relates to, or will assist in, ministry and/or pastoring. Candidates should demonstrate how their ministry advocates social justice and demonstrates concern for the welfare of others.