Edward Mulraine has risen in many areas: civil rights advocate, pastor, lecturer, business owner and author of books and articles. His humble beginnings began in the Bronx, New York. He quickly rose as the youngest elected member of the school board in the Bronx and eventually became President of the Bronx Williamsbridge NAACP and Vice President of the New York State Conference of NAACP Branches. During his tenure as NAACP President, Rev. Mulraine confronted voter registration, education and economic inequities on both a local and national level.
Rev. Mulraine’s gift for preaching began when he was 18 years old. His gift was further encouraged by his mentor Rev. Dr. W.Franklyn Richardson while he served as minister of community uplift and outreach at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York.
The mentoring and preaching eventually opened the door to pastoring. Rev. Mulraine was called to pastor the historic Unity Baptist Tabernacle Church in Mount Vernon, New York in July of 2003. Since then he has worked with the members to pay off a $300,000 debt in one year, renovated the church’s kitchen and dining hall, created a new computer center with over 14 computers, created several new ministries and the church has grown spiritually, numerically and financially over the years. His ministry has not abandoned his love for community activism; in fact it has propelled it. In 2009, Rev. Mulraine created the Unity and the Community Day which unites clergy, elected officials and residents around social justice issues, food, fun and the honoring of community leaders.
Rev. Mulraine truly believes in the pursuit of educational attainment as a means of greater understanding and inner enrichment. He is a graduate of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York with a BA in Political Science; a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York with a Master’s in Theology and currently attends the prestigious Duke University in pursuit of his Doctor of Ministry Degree.
His educational accomplishments have allowed him to lecture at New York Theological Seminary (where he also graduate from) and Manhattanville College on subjects such as: The Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Theology, Homiletics and Christian History.
Rev. Mulraine has always believed that life and work are intertwined and that one gift opens the door to another: The gift of preaching and teaching, pastoring and lecturing lead to writing and publishing. Rev. Mulraine is the founder and CEO of E.A. Raine Publishing, LLC. His publishing company has been responsible for his most recent publications – The Gathering At Gethsemane (2009) and Something To Battle With: How to Beat Temptation, Cut Suffering and Live Happy (2014). The books address social, political and personal issues of struggle and apply theological and biblical remedies to conquer them. The books are available on his website: www.earainepublishing.com
Edward Mulraine’s greatest love is his family. He is married and his three children give him the discipline, love and motivation he needs to seek a better life and world for their future.