Mary Beth McCloy

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Divinity

Dr. McCloy was called into the ministry as a teenager and has served in a wide variety of ministry roles for the last 30 years.  She has taught all ages and levels from preschool to master’s degree. She has also served as a guest lecturer at the Seminario Teologico Bautista in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  In addition to teaching with Palmer, she serves as a dean and teacher with the WVBC School of Christian Studies and as Pastor with Mount Zion Baptist Church. While in college, she received the Annie E. King Pre-Ministerial Award.  At Southern, she won the Borchert Biblical Studies Award and the Clyde Francisco Preaching Award.  

Dr. McCloy and her husband Mark have four children.  In her spare time, Dr. McCloy enjoys travel and photography. 


B.A. (Christian Studies): Alderson Broaddus College

M.Div.: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

D.Min.: Palmer Theological Seminary

Classes Taught

Introduction to Seminary Writing

Teaching the Faith

Research Interest

Church Hurt

Professional Associations and Services

Recording Secretary for the West Virginia Baptist Education Society


Reforged: A Journey of Brokenness and Healing.  Elizabeth, WVa: McCloy Publishing, 2021.

“Debts Cancelled Here:  Luke 7:36-8:3,” in The Minister’s Manual: 1998 Edition, ed. James W. Cox (Josey-Bass, 1997), 121-122.  

Enabling LifeSpring Community Church to Become More Effective in Ministering to Church-Wounded People, Eastern University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018. 10837499.