Kimberly Credit: 44-year-old New Jersey Pastor Dead 26 Days After Second Moderna mRNA Shot

By The COVID Blog

Dr. Kimberly Credit

BOONTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY — A theologian, PhD and self-described Christian apologist is dead after posting her “vaccine card” on Facebook.

Dr. Kimberly Credit received her first dose of the experimental Moderna mRNA shot on February 10. Her Facebook post that day says she wanted to “lead by example” for Black Americans and pastors.

The second Moderna shot is required 28 days later, according to The Centers for Disease Control. Thus Dr. Credit received the second shot on or around March 10.

Everything appeared fine thereafter. Dr. Credit posted on Facebook about a service at Mount Zion Baptist Church on April 4. The next day, she posted a reminder about her podcast taking place that evening at 7:30 p.m. She published the post at 9:02 a.m. She died before the podcast took place.

The comments below the post show just how suddenly and shockingly she died.


Her obituary says she died “suddenly and without warning.” Dr. Credit was the first female pastor at the Boonton Township Mount Zion Baptist Church in its 100-year history. She had a master’s degree in divinity and a doctorate in ministry. Dr. Credit founded The Preaching Lab Podcast.