About the Pastor
Pastor Michael A. Redic Sr
Ø Michael A. Redic Sr. is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the son to the late Pastor Allen Redic Sr and Hattie Corrine Reid and step son of Willie Mack Roberts, a dad of Dads, and a man of Men. He lived briefly as a young lad in Harlem, NY then back to Charlotte for his formative years.
- He is married on November 27, 1981 to Patricia Bryant, a native of Enfield, North Carolina but raised in Brooklyn, NY. They have five children, 3 boys and 2 girls. His wife of 38 years is the daughter of the late Thomas Junior Bryant and Ella Mae Wiggins, both also from Enfield, North Carolina.
- He graduated from University City High School in Philadelphia, PA in 1976. After spending a short time in Philadelphia with his father, he entered the United States Army in July of 1976. He found his niche in life serving his country among Veterans. Pastor Redic served with distinction in the United States Army for twenty years. His precious help meet Lady Patricia served 15 of those as a faithful Army spouse. He served in Central America, South America, Korea, Southern Bavaria in Germany, Wahiawa, Honolulu and Waikiki, Hawaii. While stationed in Central America as a US Army Specialist E4, he earned the coveted United States Army Soldier’s Medal for Heroism while serving in the Republic of Panama. This medal is the US Army’s highest medal for heroism one can be awarded during a peacetime operation. He achieved the rank of First Sergeant before retiring in January 2000. Upon retirement, realizing his passion in life and desire to remain committed to the defense of this country Pastor Redic immediately went to work for the Department of Defense as a US Army Civilian for 10 years.
- He joined the Department of Veterans Affairs. At the Durham VA Medical Center he served as the Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn (OEF-OIF-OND) Transition Patient Advocate. He also served as the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Yellow Ribbon/Post Deployment Outreach Calendar Coordinator, where he directed outreach efforts, community education and post combat deployment healthcare eligibility and enrollment for returning combat Veterans in North Carolina, Salem, Richmond and Hampton, Virginia, and Beckley, West Virginia. In September 2016, Pastor Redic accepted what would be his final federal government assignment serving as the Chief, Health Administration Service (HAS), at the Greenville, NC Veterans Healthcare Center (HCC).
- The Lord changed Pastor Redic’s heart and he accepted the Lord’s plan of salvation in April 1988 while he was serving in the military at Schofield Barracks, HI. He accepted his call to the ministry in 1993. He is a current online student at C.H. Mason Theological Seminary, an affiliated institution for higher learning of the Church of God in Christ, Memphis, Tn, where pastor is earning a Master’s in Divinity Degree (MDiv) with specialty emphasis in Family Counseling. He is on schedule to graduate in December 2019. He attended John Wesley College in High Point, North Carolina and in 2007 earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and Bible Doctrine.
- The Lord called Pastor Redic to the office of an Elder in 1996. He was ordained Elder with official church credentials in the Church of God In Christ in 1997 by the late Bishop Chandler David Owens Sr., then Presiding Bishop of the Church of God In Christ. Pastor Redic served as Associate Pastor of Good Shepherd, COGIC under the Late Superintendent Lansing B. McClain from 2011 until Superintendent McClain’s call from labor to reward in September 2013. On December 6, 2015 the Lord led Elder Redic to begin work in the vineyard here in Enfield, NC where he currently serves as Pastor and Founder of City of Refuge Christian Center, Church of God in Christ. He was officially installed as Pastor of City of Refuge Christian Center and member of the body of the Church of God in Christ on March 11, 2016 by Bishop Stenneth E. Powell, Jurisdictional Prelate of the North Carolina 2nd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, COGIC. Pastor Redic serves under the oversight and voluntary governance of his Pastor, Dr. Herbert Reynolds Davis, Pastor of Nehemiah Christian Center, COGIC, Durham, NC. Dr. Davis is also Superintendent of the Harvest District, COGIC. Pastor Redic knows full well the cost of such a coveted privilege as Shepherd over the Lord’s flock. Juggling the responsibilities of being a husband, father and Senior administrative official at a 14,000 patient medical center leaves very little time to be an effective Pastor. Leading the flock of God is the most important job in this life. It carries with it eternal rewards, but also eternal accountability when the Chief Shepherd shall appear. That being the case, Pastor Redic being led to make this decision prior to coming to Enfield accepted the Lord’s desire to leave civilian employment to focus full time on the task, accountability and privilege of full time ministry to God and his faithful and patient wife.