Dr. Dwight McQuirter, former pastor of the Limestone Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee. He grew up doing the turbulent civil rights movement in Clinton, Mississippi. Driven by his passion for civil rights and his fascination with law, Dr. McQuirter received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Memphis and was admitted to Tennessee Bar. He began a civil practice in Memphis, Tennessee fighting employment discrimination under State and Federal laws. He was later admitted to the Michigan Bar and became a Certified Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediator.
Dr. McQuirter has worked for General Motors Corporation as an administrator and negotiator of the company labor agreement for more than twenty years. Dr. McQuirter is a mediator for the Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which helps parties resolve conflict, make decisions about difficult situations, and develop plans of action which are mutually acceptable to disputing parties. He serves as board member and legal counsel for the RAMA Word House, a Michigan non-profit agency to reach assist women who have been incarcerated in breaking the barriers of unhealthy living. He been recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court for upholding justice by providing free legal assistance for those who otherwise could not afford their day in court. He has been an advisor to the Michigan Supreme Court on ADR for faith-based organization.
Dr. McQuirter’s practice concentrates on freedom of religion in the midst of a highly depraved and litigious society. He is a senior partner with Church Law Information and Consulting, PLLC (CLIC), which provides consultation to churches across the country with assistance in developing church by-laws; developing employee and fiscal policies; and, training in intra-church dispute resolution.
Dr. McQuirter is currently the assistant pastor at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Lansing, Michigan.