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St Martin
United Church of Christ

3229 High Ridge Blvd.
P.O. Box 1037
High Ridge, Missouri 63049
Phone #: 636-677-5602
Fax # : (same - call first)

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Dear Pastor McLean:

Reverend McLean welcomes email from those who need to communicate with him, who want a confession outlet, those seeking advise or a willing listener; etc. He will respond to the issues from  a Christian perspective with strict confidentiality guaranteed.

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About Reverend Adrian McLean
(revised and updated, December 2015)

Rev. Adrian McLean was set on a course for Christ as a teenager. His journey has taken him from Kingston, Jamaica to different places in the world.

"I'm a cosmopolitan man," and this will not change, "I'm not restricted by boundaries, oceans, seas, ethnicity or bigotry. I'm in my 28th year of ministry, and I have found that God has given me an even wider ministry; I have been called to get up and go where the Spirit leads, like Father Abraham and I have obeyed.

The journey from Kingston, Jamaica to High Ridge, Missouri however, was not a decision that came easily for my family and I. God challenged me in Kingston by way of a clear vision. With ever increasing responsibility in witness protection, young children and a professional wife who did not want to give up her beloved calling, I thought, surely this call would be a bridge too far for us. Then things began to happen very quickly and I could see the hand of God opening doors and breaking down obstacles one by one, this allowed me to start here with St. Martin United Church of Christ on March 1, 2004 and we have been walking the road together ever since that day.

In 1999, I was recruited to receive training in the covert techniques of Witness Protection from the Metropolitan Police of London (Scotland Yard) as a means to prepare for serving my country in that capacity. As a special agent, I walked a path on the very edge between the courts of justice and the dark underworld of protecting star witnesses from their cronies. It was a tall order, that obviously involved risk and bravery. The work was stressful, the hours long and it took a heavy toll on all operatives within our unit. I continued to experience success in this work and it offered a bright future, with the possiblity of becoming the eventual leader of the unit but I am a pastor at heart and so I decided to walk away before it was too late.

My introduction to ministry began when I volunteered to serve my denomination’s Childrens’ and Teens’ summer camps while I was still a teenager in high school. From there, I grew more confident and committed to the church and the rest, as they say, is history. I was a student leader and also represented the school in soccer; cricket and the Kiwanis International sponsored Key Club. After completing high school, I did undergraduate studies at prestigious Mico University College, the oldest teaching intuition in the Western World, United Theological College of the West Indies and the University of the West Indies (Mona). Finally, I completed my post graduate work at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. My golden text for all time is this: "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labor in Christ is not in vain." (1 Corinthians 15:58).

After graduating from seminary, I married the former Jacqueline Burke, a Registered Pharmacist on December 27, 1986; next year we will celebrate thirty years of marriage and Jacqueline has one semester left to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy degree with University of Florida. Today, we are the proud parents of Andre, who graduated last May from Lincoln University with a degree in Criminal Justice, Alecia, who is a junior at the University of Missouri, Columbia and Ashleigh, a senior at Rockwood High School.

As the New Year 2016 beckons, I continue to remind myself that I am a servant of God who is willing to serve God’s church in any capacity, wherever I am sent.

I answered the call of the Lord and I have no regrets primarily because I see myself as a catalyst for change, to change perceptions and reality for better; not worse, I promote a vision of ministry that is unapologetically holistic, extending extravagant care and welcome to persons from all walks of life believing that the church has an obligation to all people from womb to tomb. I am pushing for an informal style worship every fourth Sunday of each month as a means to reach a younger demographic who have come to expect a different style of worship. Here I Stand!


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