Corey Cunningham (affectionately known as Pastor Corey) is the founder and senior pastor of The Inspiration Church in Dayton, OH. Pastor Corey has led “Inspiration” in spiritual and numeric growth while having an existential impact in the community. Through Pastor Corey’s leadership “Inspiration” has fed, clothed and provided personal care items to thousands of people in the Dayton area. Also, within the first year of “Inspiration’s” existence Pastor Corey led the church in purchasing their own facility that now houses the Inspire Me Learning Academy.
Pastor Corey was born in Dayton Ohio to Pastor Johnny and Alva Cunningham. He felt God's call on his life at a very early age. As the son of a Pastor he became very active in his home church, Mount Enon Baptist Church (Dayton, OH). He accepted his call to preach God's Word, and preached his first sermon in May of 1998, at the age of 20. For more than twenty years Pastor Corey has preached the love of Jesus. His preaching ministry has taken him across the United States and to Germany. Through modern technology Pastor Corey’s sermons can be heard globally through “Inspiration’s website and social media.
Pastor Corey earned the Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH and a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical/Theological studies from American Baptist College in Nashville, TN.
Pastor Corey is married to the former Stephanie Wise and they are the proud parents of four children, Jon-Fayne, Israel, Zion and Corey. Pastors Corey and Stephanie are also the founding pastors of the Refreshing Springs Church (formerly Rhema Church) in Nashville, TN.
2900 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, OH 45405