Kinzer Mark Pointer is a native of Buffalo, New York born on November 29, 1962 to the union of Robert Pointer, Sr. and Gloria Jean Pointer (nee Jones). He is the eldest male child born to the family.
He grew to maturity and attended the Public Schools of Buffalo, graduating from Hutchinson-Central Technical High School. He went on to matriculate at the Canisius College of Buffalo. Where he actively participated in campus life as the official scorer for the Men’s Basketball Team, as a member of the Historical Society and of the African-American Student Society. He completed classes in the All-College Honors program for History. He is a proud Golden Griffin.
He is a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Buffalo, where at 18 years of age he was licensed into the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served for three years as the Executive Assistant to the Reverend Doctor Allen A. Stanley, President of the Empire Missionary Baptist Convention of New York, Inc. He also served 3 years as the Assistant Pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church of Troy New York.
In March of 1987 he was ordained into the Ministry of the Gospel at the recommendation of his Pastor, Reverend Doctor L. T. Boyce, by an ordination council under the auspices of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Baptist Minister’s Conference of Buffalo and Vicinity, Inc. He returned to Buffalo at the end of 1988, to assist his Mentor and Pastor, the Reverend Doctor L. T. Boyce. He became the Protestant Chaplain at the Erie County Correctional Facility in March 1989 and served until the end of 1995.
In February of 2000 he was elected President of the District Parent Coordinating Council of the Buffalo Public Schools and served four two-year terms of office. He was joined to the Board of Trustees of the Western New York Maritime Charter School in 2004 and served trough 2007. He served there as the Chairman of the Real Estate Committee and worked tirelessly with Tatanka Development to get the school’s current location developed and open, a $6 million project. In February of 2007 he was appointed to complete a term on the Buffalo Board of Education.
He served for seven years as the Coordinator of Parent and Community Services at the Enterprise Charter School of Buffalo, NY. In June of 2010 he organized the Agape Fellowship Baptist Church where he currently serves as Pastor. He is a Member of the Saint John Lodge #16 Free and Accepted Masons of Buffalo. As a Freemason he has served 7 years as the Secretary of his Lodge; 2 years as President of the Seventh Masonic District Association and 6 years as President of the Seventh Masonic District Voluntary Immediate Relief Fund. In May 2009 he received the 33rd and last degree of Freemasonry.
He is the husband of the former Alicia B. Webster and the father of Ibrahim, Sarah, Kassandra, Marcus, Krystyn, Ashle’, Harold, Alexcee’ and Jeremiah. He resides, with his family, in the University Heights neighborhood in his beloved Buffalo, NY.