Biographical Profile

Reverend Curtis Raines & Mrs. Raines

Reverend Curtis Raines & Mrs. Raines

Reverend Curtis Raines, Sr.
4388 Robinson Road
Macon, Georgia 31204

Born: September 22, 1947
Married: Former Barbara Tharpe, Retired Teacher/Counselor
Children: Shun, Curtis, Jr., Varina, and Bryant


Curtis Raines, Sr. began his education in the public schools of Upson County.

He also attended:

  • American Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Progressive Baptist Church
  • Georgia Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Mercer University
  • Bachelor of Theology, Emmanuel Bible College (June 1995)
  • Master of Pastoral Ministry, Emmanuel Bible College (May 1997)


Church Membership:

Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Macon, Georgia



  • (Present) Pastor of New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Macon, Georgia and Mount Zion Baptist Church, Bolingbroke, Georgia
  • Secretary of the Union Baptist and Educational Association
  • President of the Sixth District-General Missionary Baptist Convention (1999-2004)
  • Chairman of Board, Adopt-A-Role Model, Macon, Georgia(1993-2005)
  • Board of Directors, Parents to Support Public Schools
  • President of Bellevue/Hillcrest Ministerial Association (2002-2004)
  • Vice President of General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc.(2004)


The Ministry:

  • Licensed in the Ministry (1980)
  • Ordained in the Ministry (1981)



Production General Manager of Sheet Metal Manufacturing, Warner Robins AFB, Warner Robins, Georgia (Retired, March 1993) after 27 ½ years of service.


Special Recognitions:

  • Numerous sustained Supervisor Performances Awards
  • Nine Proclamations (City of Macon)
  • Resolutions, Bibb County Commissioners
  • National Register’s Who’s Who 2001- 2002 Edition
  • Presented Flag Flown over the Capital (Retirement from Federal Service)
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission, And the Cherry Blossom (1990)
  • Pioneer Award—City of Macon and Bibb County (2005)


Most of all, a preacher and a lover of All People……. “ Love Is What Love Does”

In Christ