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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 in 1983 and joined the United States Air Force in 1984. He remained enlisted until 1988. He graduated from Nyack College in 1998 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 Presidents Advisory Panel on Cultural Enrichment (PAPCE) for two years. 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 the Masters of Divinity Degree in May 2005.  In May 2011 Dr. Pogue received the Doctor of Ministry Degree in preaching from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

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. He served in the New York Conference in a variety of capacities. Rev. Pogue is also Co-Founder of the Hip Hop Church in Harlem New York. The Hip Hop Church has been featured in a variety of national and international print media including Jet Magazine. Hip Hop Church has also been seen internationally as well as on many local cable networks and nationally on CBS, ABC, NBC, MTV, BET, 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 Dr. Pogue was appointed Pastor of The Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church in Mount Vernon New York. 
Rev. Dr. Pogue is a very sought after preacher and workshop leader.

He is married to the lovely Iris Pogue and they have three children, Stephen, Stephany, and Deanna. A dynamic preacher and gregarious leader, The Lord continues to use Rev. Dr. Pogue to reach all people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Dr. Pogue serves the church and the community on a variety of boards and commissions.  He is a very proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.