The Reverend Charles Norris
Reverend Charles Norris has served as an Itinerant
Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church since August of 2000. He is also the devoted father of Megan, Deven and Dilyn.
Prior to full time ministry, Reverend Norris was employed in various technical and management capacities with the University of Illinois, Montgomery Ward, Motorola,
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, currently serves as 2nd Vice President
of the St. Louis Clergy Coalition, and Public Relations Chairperson for the Missouri Conference Ministerial Alliance.
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 Community, the church has engaged its neighborhood through creating a Homer G. Phillips Community Health
Fair, Summer Intern Program and Science Enrichment Program with Sumner High School.