Rev. Solomon Kinloch, Jr., was born to the late Solomon, Sr. and Janie Kinloch on July 28, 1973. He is the youngest son and the fifth of six children. He has been a minister since the age of 14, beginning under the tutelage of Rev. Robert Smith, Jr. at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1998, Pastor Kinloch accepted the call to Pastor at Triumph Church, in Detroit, Michigan. At the beginning of his tenure, Triumph's membership was less than 50 people. Under Kinloch's visionary leadership, Triumph Church has since blossomed into a multi-site phenomenon, utilizing eight campuses and hosting fourteen weekly services for more than 35,000 members (and counting).
Every year since 2008, the Christian publication Outreach Magazine, has named Triumph Church one of the Fastest Growing Churches in the United States. Since 2012, the same publication has named Triumph one of the Top 100 Largest Churches in America. There are no signs of that trend slowing down as the church welcomes nearly 400 new members each month. Triumph Church been listed as high as #1 on the Fastest Growing Church list and #25 on Overall Largest Church list.
Extraordinary growth and dynamic leadership has helped drive Triumph's community outreach and ministry initiatives, which include providing tens of thousands of free meals, offering annual scholarships to teens, and various free community workshops that promote healthy financial, mental, physical and spiritual living.
Recently in 2020, Pastor Kinloch demonstrated his civic and community leadership during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Triumph Church began distributing FREE groceries to 1,000 families each week, with particular attention paid to our seniors, the unemployed, disabled and single mothers. Triumph also attacked the digital divide in Detroit, as many students education was disrupted. Triumph Church distributed a 1,000 FREE tablets weekly to students in need, giving the hardware they desperately need so they are not behind educationally.
In an effort to help stop the COVID-19 spread and practice social distancing, Triumph Church temporarily holds live-streaming and drive-in services in our North Campus parking lot. We have also launched weekly prayer calls to help our community and membership remain hopeful during this crisis. Triumph Church worship services are broadcast weekly on local ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates as “Live TRIUMPHantly with Solomon Kinloch, Jr.” The ministry growth has been explosive, with nearly 500 new members committing to the church in the first weeks of the crisis, while our broadcasting platforms have reached more than 100,000 people.
Pastor Kinloch currently serves on the Board of Directors for various civic and community organizations. Additionally, Pastor Kinloch has been recognized with numerous awards including: Comcast Spotlight "Newsmaker," Pastor of the Year from the SCLC, one of "The New Generation of Black Leaders," by the Detroit News, one of twelve "Dynamic, World Changers" by Gospel Today Magazine; one of the "20 Young Preachers to Watch" by the African-American Pulpit and "Contemporary Pioneer" by the Michigan Chronicle, In 2013, he was honored with a Herald Award by the Metropolitan Christian Council: Detroit Windsor for his service in the community. In 2014, the Michigan Chronicle named him to the Power 50 list, .a collection of metro-Detroit's 50 most influential leaders. He was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity at the MLK Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Michigan Chronicle readership has voted him as the top Pastor and Triumph Church as the top church every year of the awards. In recognition of his work in the community and ministry outreach, Pastor Kinloch was named a 2018 Michiganian of the Year recipient from the Detroit News.
He is married to his best friend, and partner for life, Robin, and together they have one son, Kadin Elijah.