Raymond E. Mayes
Raymond E Mayes is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is also a certified project manager. He has earned a Master of Divinity from Turner Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Benedict College. He is currently pursuing a doctorate of business administration in project management at Capella University.
Raymond serves as the pastor of Nichols Temple AME Church in Birmingham, AL. He has pastored Nelson Chapel in Bainbridge, GA, and The Black Bluff Circuit in Camden, AL, St. Mark in Hurtsboro, AL, and Ward Chapel Selma, AL. His vision of encouraging worship services coupled with competent administration produced growing churches.
As the youth minister for Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta, Georgia, he developed a comprehensive youth ministry that incorporated spiritual, emotional, educational, social-cultural diverse experience. Additionally, Raymond E Mayes was responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing programs designed to promote Christian education among youth congregants.
Currently, he is employed as a management and program assistant for the planning and analysis division of the Atlanta and Jacksonville service centers for the IRS. Raymond has served as the Director of Global Workforce and Community Service for Morris Brown College, an agent for Northwestern Mutual Life specializing in deferred compensations, a Senior Research Analyst for Metters’ Industries and as a congressional aide for Senators Edward Kennedy and Ernest Hollings. He is actively involved with Prince Hall York Rite and Scottish Rite Masonry.
Rev. Mayes is the youngest child of Mrs. Betty J. Mayes and the late Presiding Elder Rev. Willie L. Mayes. He is married to his college sweetheart, Michelle, and is the father of Chari Adanna and Maya Elizabeth.