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Reverend Dr. Stephen W. Pogue

Reverend Dr. Stephen W. Pogue is a native of Roselle, N.J. He graduated from Cranford High School and then joined the United States Air Force. He remained enlisted until 1988.

In 1998, he graduated from Nyack College with a B.S. Degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministries. While there, he served as President of the African American Association of Cultural Exchange (AAACE) Club and the President’s Advisory Panel on Cultural Enrichment (PAPCE). Dr. Pogue is currently vice president of the Alumni Association of Nyack College. He is also a graduate of Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY where he received a Master of Divinity Degree in May 2005.  In May 2011, he received his Doctorate of Ministry Degree in preaching from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

Pastor Pogue has faithfully served in the New York Conference of the A.M.E. Zion Church in a variety of capacities. In 2001, he was appointed Pastor of the Greater Hood Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem, N.Y. where he served until September 2006. During that time, Rev. Pogue also Co-Founded the Hip Hop Church in Harlem New York. The Hip Hop Church has been featured in a variety of national and international print media . It has also been profiled in international media, on cable networks MTV and BET as well as local and national news stations; CBS, ABC, NBC, and CNN.

In September 2006, Rev. Dr. Pogue was appointed to serve as the Pastor of The Greater Cooper A.M.E. Zion Church in Oakland California. Rev. Dr. Pogue served the California Conference in a variety of capacities.

In November 2012 Rev. Dr. Pogue was appointed Pastor of The Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church in Mount Vernon New York. 
Pastor Pogue is a very sought-after preacher and workshop leader.

He is married to the lovely First Lady, Iris Pogue and they have three children, Stephen, Stephany, and Deanna.

The Lord continues to use Pastor Pogue to reach all people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ while he serves the church and the community on a variety of boards and commissions.  He is a dynamic preacher and gregarious leader who is also a very proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.