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Reverend Steven Evans


Steven L. Evans is the blessed husband of Jessica Stewart Evans, of Birmingham, Alabama, and the very proud father of their four daughters: Gabriella (17), Norah (12), Meagan (9) and Lauren (8).  Steven Evans is a native of Greenville, South Carolina.  Educated in the Greenville County public school system, Steven graduated with honors from Eastside High School, in Taylors, SC in 1993.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Berea College, in Berea, Kentucky, graduating in 1997 with a BA in Political Science.  After graduation, Steven returned to Greenville to complete his training under the Board of Examiners of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Thus, completing his boards and becoming an ordained itinerant elder in 2001.  Steven’s ministry is modeled from 1 Peter 5:2 “Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you.  Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly-not for what you get out of it, but because you are eager to serve.”  He is currently the pastor of St. Paul AME Church in Irmo, SC. 
Steven has served as pastor for the following charges in African Methodist Episcopal Church: The Greer Taylors Initiative:  Pastor Allen Temple AME Church, Greenville, SC:  Youth Pastor Bethlehem AME Church , Belton, SC: Pastor Friendship AME Church, Clinton, SC:  Pastor  (2009-2018)  
In 2006, Steven earned his Master’s from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. 
Steven L. Evans’ work experience includes ten years with the City of Greenville, including his last affiliation with the municipality as its Assistant Community Programs Manager; Public Affairs/Marketing/Development Coordinator for New Horizon Family Health Services in Greenville, SC;  Director of Public Relations with Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens, SC; and and a Marketing consultant for the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce. 
Steven has a strong history of community involvement as a volunteer and member of various coalitions and boards.  Some of his activities and service efforts include the following: 
South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association: 1998-2008  Vice Chair of Ethnic Minority Branch, 2000-01  Western District Representative, 2001 Diversity Task Force Member, 2001  State Conference Program Committee, 2002  Chair of Ethnic Minority Branch, 2002-03  Ethnic Minority Professional of the Year, 2005 
Safe Kids Upstate:  1998-2008 
Reconnecting Communities and Schools Steering Committee:  1999-2000 
Upstate Fatherhood Coalition (Member of the Marketing Committee):  1999-2006 
City of Greenville Pay for Performance Advisory Committee:  2001-2005 
Clemson University Extension Advisory Board (Greenville):  2001-2005 
American Red Cross HIV-AIDS Advisory Board of Greenville County:  2002 
Greenville County School District Improvement Council:  2002 
Blood Connection Diversity Council:  Inception-2008 
Alliance for Community Empowerment:  2003 
Berea College Young Alumni Advisory Committee:  2004-2008    
New Horizon Family Health Services Board of Directors (Member of Marketing Committee):  2005-2008 
City of Greenville Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Prayer Breakfast Committee:  2004-2007 (Chair 2005-07) 
City of Greenville Collective Risk Management Team Member: 2007-2008 
Piedmont Annual Conference Finance Committee:  2009-Present 
Greenville District Scholarship Committee:  2009-Present 
Greenville Hospital System’s Black Men’s Health Collaborative:  2010-2013 
Upstate Black Expo Advisory Board Member:  2011-2012 
Catalyst for Change:  2011-2013 
Piedmont Annual Conference Assistant Statistician:  2012-2017 
Greenville Hospital System Minority Health Summit Core Group:  2012, 2013 
Upstate Area Health Education Center Board Member:  2012-2014 
Greenville Hospital System Minority Advisory Council: 2013 
United Way of Greenville County African American Leadership Council:  2013 
Greater Pickens County Chamber Board Member:  2013-2014 
Elected Piedmont Annual Conference Secretary:  2018 
Elected to the Piedmont Annual Conference Board of Trustees:  2018  
While serving in the Clinton Community 
Nat Fuller Reconciliation Feast Planning Committee:  2015 
BADD Mentor:  2014-Present  
Chairperson, Music and Christian Arts Ministry:  Greenville District of the AME Church:  2014-2016 
Gear Up Mentor:  2016-Present 
Delegate to the 50th Session of the General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church:  2016, Philadelphia, PA 
Board of Directors, Laurens County Community Foundation: 2016-Present 
Columnist for the Clinton Chronicle:   “Community Consciousness” 2016-Present 
Board Member Clinton Community Garden Project:  2016-Present 
Board Member Laurens County United Ministries:  2016-Present 
Chaplain with the Laurens County Sheriff's Department:  2017-Present 
Board Member AMI Kids-Piedmont: Present 
Voted Pastor of the Year for the Piedmont Annual Conference of the AME Church 
Voted Best Pastor by the Readers of the Clinton Chronicle 
Currently serving as the chief consultant for the Martha Dendy Project in Clinton, SC   
Steven and his family currently reside in Clinton, SC.       

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