St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church    Raleigh, North Carolina

About Our Pastor

‚Äč‚ÄčAbout Our Pastor

[Reverend Gregory L. Edmond] Reverend Gregory L. Edmond,

the current pastor of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church,

Raleigh, North Carolina, began his pastoral journey 41 years ago at

McCormick's Chapel A.M.E. Church in Lumberton, North Carolina.

He then moved on to provide pastoral care to the congregations

of St. James A.M.E. Church in Kinston, North Carolina and Pilgrim

A.M.E. Church in Washington, D.C. In June of 1985 he was

transferred back to North Carolina to pastor St. Paul to complete

this phase of his ministerial journey.

During this time he served the A.M.E. Church as a member of the

General Board, the Board of Preliminary Inquiry and the Board of

Incorporators. In the Western North Carolina Conference, he

served as an Instructor and Registrar for the Board of Examiners

and is currently serving as the Dean. He is also serving as the Treasurer for the Conference.

Rev. Edmond firmly believes that the service of the church should extend beyond the walls of the sanctuary. He has served on many tasks forces for the state of North Carolina including the Task Forces for Racial Injustice and Intimidation, the Consideration for Legislative and Judicial Salaries for N.C. and the Boards of Raleigh Fair Housing Commission, the Board of Trustees for the University of North Carolina Center for Public Television, North Carolina Center for Public Television, North Carolina State University Afro-American Advisory Board, the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, the Lydia House, the North Carolina Development Initiative, Triangle Family Services, and Urban Ministries. His social activities have included Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., National Civitan Organization, Interfaith Commission on Human Relations, and the Raleigh/Wake County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. He is currently serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Faith Partnerships, Inc. He appeared in Upscale magazine as one of the 50 leading spiritual leaders in America.

His pastoral care at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Raleigh has certainly taken him and his congregation beyond the sanctuary with many and varied programs to address the needs of the community: feeding the homeless, food drives for victims of HIV/AIDS, S.A.T. Prep workshops, prison ministries for both men and women, and support for the Interfaith Hospitality Network and Meals on Wheels Programs. In addition he has collaborated with an Ecumenical Partnership of A.M.E., A.M.E. Zion, Baptist and United Methodist denominations to present computer assisted training for Work First and welfare recipients and the St. Paul Employment Institute which trains other faith based organizations across North Carolina to prepare Work First and TANF recipients to leave welfare roles for employment.

Rev. Edmond is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina and is married to the former Mary L. Clark of Burgaw, North Carolina and they have two sons, Andre and Gregory F., two daughters-in-law, Michelle and Hazel, three grandchildren, Aaron, Ashlyn and Adrian and one great grandchild, Landon. Having graduated from Fayetteville State University, he served as a History teacher in the Public School Systems of Lumberton and Kinston. He continued his education in the Master of Divinity Studies at Duke University. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from Monrovia University, Monrovia, West Africa.

402 West Edenton Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

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