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7 Mar , 2016  

Was offered free Sponsored Ad Space from Facebook/Instagram for my ministry… Friends and Student Pastors, be on the lookout for this. #NeedASpeaker #stumin #leadership #church #ministry #JesusFocused #youngpreacher

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Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, Student Ministry

NEW iOS/Android Apps

16 Jan , 2016   Gallery

So I’ve released my 1st app on iOS, Android & WP10.. Go get it for the latest blogs, sermons & more. iOS Link in bio or search “iAMtransparent” #stumin #TheRiver #AliveandFree #Kalamazoo #ministry #ios

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Leadership, Student Ministry

Alive & Free Honors Pastor Dan

9 Dec , 2015  

So it’s this guy last night speaking as a Student Pastor.. He is leaving to plant a church. Let’s honor him by being presence. @dansmith418 has been a tremendous support and ally for me since coming to the River. Now, it’s a huge honor that he is passing the baton to me. If you have ever been apart of Alive & Free, make sure to be here THIS SUNDAY! We are having Popeyes Chicken as well // share & repost this to invite your friends. #aliveandfree #Kalamazoo #stumin #TheRiver #honor (at The River)

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Leadership, Student Ministry, Worship & Prayer

Alive & Free Kick-off

12 Sep , 2015  

@aliveandfreeyouth #Kalamazoo Fall Kick-off is tomorrow night.. Invited/Bring your friends. Doors open at 6:30pm, service at 7pm – The River Church. #AliveAndFree #StudentMinistry #Stumin (at The River)

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Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, Student Ministry

Dancing in the River

1 Aug , 2015  

11 months ago I resigned my position at a great church in Tennessee, that I was a part of for 19 months. And since then I have been apart of a long search to get back to what I love, ministering to young people at the right church. Through moments of faithfully waiting on the Lord, this season of transition & preparation, had its share of emotional roller-coasters, questioning – Are we there yet? and seeking the will of the Lord for myself. Lots of internal battles of uncertainty, loneliness, fear, lack of calling/giftedness and overwhelming tiredness that only my closest friends know. The feeling of not wanting to go to church or even pray (and I love both)… plus the weight of needing constant encouragement. I am super thankful for so many people who absolutely believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. With that, I share this moment and announcement with them, for it was them who kept pushing me forward, even despite of their own (good or positive) desires/wishes for me. I still believe in the promises of God… the calling he placed in my life over 12 years ago and the hope that what he promised, he’s faithful to complete.

With all this being said, I am elated to officially announce that I’ve found a church the Lord has called me towards in this next season. I have accepted a role @ The River Church in Kalamazoo, MI to become their new Student Pastor – Youth & College Pastor. I will be relocating to this new city at the end of August, and anticipate the Lord doing marvelous things in and through us. The River is a growing, life-giving church with a lot of passion for Jesus and for their community. I had a chance to meet with their Lead Pastor, Rob Link and the rest of the leadership. Spent a few days with them here in Atlanta and flew up to Michigan to spend the Weekend with the Church.


As I step in this new role, I will be leading & overseeing all the ministries to 6-12th grade as my main focus; then leading and providing oversight of the college & young adults ministry; recruiting, training & leading a team of staff, interns & volunteers leaders (adults & students), a ministry to parents and finally creating a fun/engaging Christ-centered, creative and outward-focus (generous living/service) to young people. In order to transition properly, I will be partnering up with the current Student Pastor, Dan Smith, for the next 3 months. This will help me get the culture and DNA of the River, while developing community and leading. Like with anything new, there are huge steps of faith on both parties; huge step for me to relocate to a new city/region/climate and pastor at a growing inner city church (900+ attendance) and for The River Church to bring in a new staff pastor to pastor their young people. I would love your support (prayers, encouragements, etc) as we move forward. This is my prayer, that God would revive his wonderful fame/deeds (Habakkuk 3:2) in us as we have an expectancy of Him (Luke 8:40, Ephesians 3:16-20) as we live out the Gospel.


“It’s in the place of obscurity where Jesus develops you… the real you!” – Pastor Jason Laird


This scripture has wrecked & pierced me this entire for the last 6 months.. “Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character.” – Psalm 105:19 /// with all the dreams in my heart and promises over my life, I am still in the waiting stage till the Lord fulfill them BUT he is testing and teaching me about my character. What you do between the Promise and the Payoff is absolutely critical. How will you be found during the meantime of obscurity & greatness?


Pastor Corey


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Worship & Prayer


24 Apr , 2015   Gallery

Prayer has the power to make ordinary men and women, extraordinary!!! Will you pray?? #JesusFocused #JesusFocusedProject #YourPrayersMatters #stumin

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Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, Worship & Prayer

New Project – A Jesus Focused Life

23 Apr , 2015   Gallery

Can’t wait to release more information on this!!! #JesusFocused #JesusFocusedProject #ComingSoon #stumin

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Reflections & Introspection, Worship & Prayer

Worth It All

27 Mar , 2015  

Love this song… The Lord is faithful!!! Keep seeking, keep believing, keep dreaming. It will be all worth it, soon! #stumin #JesusFocused #WorthItAll #Worship

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Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, That'll Preach Sayings


11 Feb , 2015  


“Pride is the only disease that makes everyone else sick besides the person that has it.”

I know a leader that used to walk into a room and say to himself “everyone here loves me and wants me here”……………… until he was convinced of it.

Sometimes you gotta convince yourself of the truth until you believe it!

“Sin won’t destroy your life… but silent sin will.”

If you keep sweeping stuff under the rug and not dealing with the issues of life, eventually that stuff will catch up with you.

These are the things that can slow you down in seasons when you should be running hard after what’s in your heart.

“Who can control the tongue?” – James

Nothing opens and closes doors for you like the words coming out of your mouth.
#ifyoudonthaveanythingnicetosay #dontsayanythingatall

The worst leader is the one who’s more loyal to their gift than what they are a part of.

The leader who’s impressed with themselves is rarely impressed with others.

I’m always listening to the leader who raves about the gifting of others!

Don’t ever become the “looking for the next great opportunity” leader.

These leaders are always looking for the #landofopportunity because they’re convinced if they get there… then things will really take off. It never does 🙁

Stay faithful where you’re at and watch God blow you away.

Don’t go stale.
Don’t go dull.
Don’t get routined.
Don’t fall asleep on the job.

Stir up the gift of God within you! Stir up your faith!

To say thank you is to admit that someone else provided this…

Can’t think of anything that pleases God more than the “attitude of gratitude.”

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Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, Student Ministry, That'll Preach Sayings, Worship & Prayer

You Are The Blank – The Lord Tested ____

14 Jan , 2015   Gallery

While in the meantime between your promise/dream and the manifestation/fulfillment – what are you doing? // “Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the LORD tested Corey’s character.” #YouAreTheBlank #stumin #youngpreacher #worship #worshipleader #pastor

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