Bishop Staccato Powell
Western Episcopal District

Bishop Staccato Powell



Born: October 30, 1959 - Hallsboro, North Carolina



A humble servant from Hallsboro, North Carolina who pastors the church known as Grace AME Zion Church defines the life and journey of Staccato Powell. At the tender age of 16, Staccato accepted God's calling on his life and delivered his first sermon. Soon after, he received his first assignment to pastor at 18. Staccato's testimony as a survivor fortifies his faith of the favor placed upon his life and ministry. Having more than 35 years of experience, evangelism, exposure and ecumenism, Staccato undeniably understands the desires and needs of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

Since Staccato’s arrival in 2004 as pastor of Grace AME Zion in Raleigh, NC the congregation has faithfully grown from less than 50 regular attendees to well over 1,200. He leads the church with the mantra: “Let us not be like a church; let us be like Christ.” Grace has experienced the birth of the “new church” which stresses Christian fervor. In the “new church” you can come as you are, but you cannot stay as you are. It is a mindset and spirit that is pervasive throughout the body of believers. Staccato sees the “new church” as a way to revitalize the AME Zion Church through the reclamation of God’s original intent for the church. He envisions the future of Zion as a body of Christ encouraged to be transparent with their weaknesses and challenges while willing to sacrifice for God through service.

Staccato has exemplified his commitment to human service in various capacities. He was previously appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Opportunities Industrialization Centers (OIC) of America and as Deputy General Secretary of the National Council of Churches. He is also a former member of the National Board of the Interfaith Alliance, Balm in Gilead Religious Advisory Board, the National Conference of Community and Justice, and the World Methodist Council. He is currently a Central Committee member of the World Council of Churches as the AME Zion representative, as well as, an Adjunt Professor in the Doctorate of Ministry Program at Hood Theological Seminary.

Staccato has exemplified his commitment to human service in various capacities. He was previously appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Opportunities Industrialization Centers (OIC) of America and as Deputy General Secretary of the National Council of Churches. He is also a former member of the National Board of the Interfaith Alliance, Balm in Gilead Religious Advisory Board, the National Conference of Community and Justice, and the World Methodist Council. He is currently a Central Committee member of the World Council of Churches as the AME Zion representative, as well as, an Adjunt Professor in the Doctorate of Ministry Program at Hood Theological Seminary.

In 2010, Staccato served as coordinator for the historic Great Gathering of the AME Zion, AME and CME denominations held in Columbia, SC. The Gathering’s main focus was “the state and condition of the African-American male” known as The Male Investment Plan (MIP). Its purpose is to keep young African American males out of the prison system by facilitating Saturday Academies that edify educational, health, economic and spiritual enrichment to young men ages 5-25.

Prior to Grace AME Zion, Staccato held pastorates at Brown Chapel in Southport, NC Rehobeth in Clarkton, NC; St. John in Wilson, NC; and Washington Metropolitan in St. Louis, MO. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Master of Divinity degree from Duke University; and Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from North Carolina Central University. His most esteemed role is being the father of two children, Staccato Kiethan and Susan Elizabeth Nicole.


 

  • Summer Meeting
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    Holiday Inn Downtown/World's Fair Site
    525 Henley Street
    Knoxville TN 37902
    Tel: 877 320 8454 or 865 522 2800
    Use Code: AMZ
    Cost: $113 per night (taxes and fees are the same as for the Marriott)
  • May 4, 2017
    National Day Of Prayer
    Día Nacional de la Oración
    National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders.
  • May 5, 2017
    Friday, 7pm
    Baccalaureate Service
    Livingstone College
    Varick Auditorium
    701 N. Monroe Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144
  • May 6, 2017
    Saturday, 9am
    Commencement Service
    Livingstone College
    Varick Auditorium
    701 N. Monroe Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144

  • May 7, 2017
    Happy Birthday
    Eastern North Carolina Episcopal
    Missionary Supervisor Sheila W. Monroe
  • May 14, 2017
    Mother's Day
    Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.
  • May 16-21, 2017
    Blue Ridge Annual Conference
    Camp Dorothy Walls Conference & Retreat Center
    495 Cragmont Road
    Black Mountain, NC 28711
    Phone: (828) 419-9200
    Fax: (828) 419-9222
  • May 19-20, 2017
    Hood Theological Seminary
    Closing Convocation 7pm
    Hood Theological Seminary Commencement 10am
    Salisbury, NC

  • May 22-28, 2017
    West Central NC Annual Conference
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Koury Convention Center
    Hosting: Wadesboro-Monroe District
  • May 29, 2017
    Memorial Day
    Memorial Day commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.
  • May 30 - June 4, 2017
    Western NC Annual Conference
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Koury Convention Center
    Hosting: Statesville District
  • June 1-4 2017
    Colorado Annual Conference
    Spottswood AME Zion Church
    3301 Milwaukee Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    Pastor: Rev. Darwin D. Little
  • June 5-11, 2017
    New England Annual Conference
    Cross Street AME Zion Church, Host Church
    Radisson Hotel Cromwell
    100 Berlin Road
    Cromwell, CT 06416
  • June 14-18, 2017
    California Annual Conference
    Kyles Temple AME Zion Church
    912 Florida Street
    Vallejo, CA 94590
    Pastor: Rev. David T. Miller
  • June 18, 2017
    Father's Day
    Proverbs 14:26 He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.

  • June 28-July 2, 2017
    Southwest Rocky Mount Conference
    Martin Temple AME Zion Church
    1005 North Rose Street
    Compton, CA 90221
    Pastor: Rev. Celeste Ary
  • July 4, 2017
    July 4th 1776 is celebrated as the birth of American Independence.
  • July 5-9, 2017
    Oregon / Washington Conference
    Community AME Zion Vancouver
    3605 East 13th Street
    Vancouver, WA 98661
  • July 19-21, 2017
    Connectional Council
    Knoxville Marriott
    Knoxville Tennessee
  • July 22-27, 2017
    11th Quadrennial Connectional Lay Council Convention
    Knoxville Marriott
    Knoxville Tennessee

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