Prior to full time ministry, Reverend Norris was employed in various technical and management
capacities with the University of Illinois, Montgomery Ward, Motorola, All Saints Episcopal Day School, Corporate Computer
Services and Chuck Norris and Associates. His roles have included, Technical Support Analyst, Systems Programmer, Account
Manager, Quality Manager and Program Manager, Director of Admissions and Director of Development.
In addition to for profit organizations, Reverend Norris has led Arizona
Episcopal Schools Foundation, Public Policy Director for Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, Board member and Secretary for
United African American Ministerial Alliance (UAAMAC) of San Diego CA, Executive Board Member of Kiwanis Club in La Jolla,
CA, Community Advisory Board for San Diego Gas and Electric, and currently serves as 2nd Vice President of the St. Louis Metropolitan
In addition to
theological training at Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Fuller Theological Seminary, and the Desert Mountain Board of Examiners,
Reverend Norris has earned a Masters of Business Administration degree, Bachelors of Science in Business Management degree,
Masters Certificate in Project Management, and a Global Leadership Certificate.
As a result of his extensive experience and comprehensive leadership roles in For Profit, Not
for Profit, and Faith Based Organizations, he is well versed in community and leadership development. However, his passion
continues to be creating opportunities for our young people and preparing them to lead future generations.
Prior to his arrival to St. Louis in November of 2016, Reverend Norris
served as Supply Pastor to Harbert Chapel AME in Flagstaff AZ, on the Ministerial Staff of Tanner Chapel AME Church in Phoenix
AZ, and most recently as Pastor of Prince Chapel by the Sea AME church in La Jolla, CA. As the 37th Pastor of St. James AME
Church in the Historic Ville Neighborhood, the church has engaged the community through creating a Homer G. Phillips Community
Health Fair, Summer Intern Program and Science Enrichment Program with Sumner High School.