ABOUT | Pastor RJ Stevenson
Rev. Roderick "RJ" Stevenson is a young trailblazer in music, media and ministry! His love for Christ and people is the driving force behind his approach to preaching and teaching the gospel and presenting ministry in unique and engaging ways!
The son of the late Bishop L.L. Stevenson and Mrs. Cassandra Stevenson, "Pastor RJ" as he is affectionately called, is the proud father of two daughters, Jumaiya (13) and O'Lanna (9)! Having accepted Christ at an early age, it was his love for music that assisted in developing his personal relationship with Christ.
By college, his musical skill had afforded him an opportunity to serve as Minister of Music at Faith Worship Christian Center under the leadership of Bishop Tiff McCarter. There he was given the opportunity to establish a campus ministry serving East Carolina University and produced a monthly contemporary worship experience, "College Night Out" that engaged college students in a way that provided an alternative to secular nightlife. The event grew and became popular among the college community in the area.
Following college, Stevenson moved to Northern Virginia and served in music ministry at various notable churches and with choirs throughout the DMV area . It was in 2004 that RJ returned to his hometown of Goldsboro, NC and assisted in the establishment of Tehillah Church Ministries under the leadership of Archbishop Anthony W. Slater. He served faithfully there and was ordained as a minister in 2005 and later as an Elder in 2007. While there, he served as an adjutant to the Bishop and as a member of the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops, participated in the preparation of numerous services of Episcopal Consecration and elevation for leaders across the nation. He also served as the National Minister of Music for Living In Favor Global Network (LIF) under the leadership of Archbishop D. Myles Golphin.
In August of 2012, Stevenson launched The Infinity Church in Raleigh, NC. In 2013, he established the second location of The Infinity Church (a ministry of the AME Church) in Conway, AR. In only two years, the ministry grew to over 125 members of mostly college students and young professionals. In November of 2016, The Infinity Church served 165 hot meals to hopeless persons in the community.
In June of 2017, Stevenson relocated to Tampa, FL to serve as Executive Pastor of Allen Temple AME Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Glenn B. Dames. There he established the young adult ministry and Allen Temple Campus Connections on the campuses of the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa.
Coupling his background in marketing and branding with ministry, RJ travels often presenting seminars and training workshops on church growth, evangelism, and youth ministry. He has had the opportunity to serve as a preacher, presenter and speaker at various conferences, and conventions across he nation to include the Christian Education Congress of the 11th and 4th Episcopal Districts of the AME Church.
RJ is also a published writer having served as a columnist for The Christian Recorder, a monthly newspaper for AME Church. An avid blogger, he shares his insights on an array of topics via thekreativesuite.com and mychurchcangrow.com. Stevenson is currently seeking to publish his first book, "Designing the Best YOU in 30 Days" which is scheduled for release in 2020.
Having earned a Bachelor's degree in Applied Economics and a Master's Degree in Divinity, RJ Stevenson is actively working to achieve "The Good Life","...exceeding abundantly above all you can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. (Ephesians 3:20)"
For more information about "Pastor RJ", visit www.rjstevenson.com