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PASTOR

REV. Cheryl P. Wilcox

 

Reverend Cheryl P. Wilcox is God’s servant who long ago decided to make Jesus her
choice. She is a native Floridian attending Broward County Public Schools and a
graduate of Nova High School. Rev. Wilcox credits her family with instilling in her a love
for God, family, and education.


Since early childhood, she has been consistently involved in church and community activities. She was a Girl Scout leader for more than 15 years serving in communities where the need was greatest. Rev. Wilcox was also the project manager for Project Lead, High Expectations!, a youth program for at-risk teens. Over the years, she also served on the Ascension Child Care Center Board, Great Plains Black Museum Board, and the Mount Hermon Development Corporation Board. She has also held several key positions within her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and other community and
civic organizations.


Rev. Wilcox has worked to maintain a balance between her career and faith. She has over 20 years of corporate management experience in finance and human resources, with emphasis in recruiting and compensation and benefits. Holding fast to the religious foundation of her youth, she also served on the Steward Board, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, chaired programs, worked in the prison ministry, and participated on various committees, boards and auxiliaries in the church.


She considers herself a lifelong learner and to “show herself approved” Cheryl has
excelled in academic pursuits, obtaining the following degrees:


 2009, M.Div., Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA


 1986 M.B.A., Finance, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA


 1981 B.S., Business Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Rev. Cheryl Wilcox was called into the Lord’s service in 2005. While in seminary, she served as a chaplain at Metro State Women’s Prison counseling the residents and visiting the sick. Upon completion of her studies she served as chaplain at Gwinnett Medical Center where she provided pastoral care to patients, staff and families. Rev. Wilcox was ordained Itinerant Deacon in September 2009 and ordained Itinerant Elder in September 2011 in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 2014 she was appointed pastor of St. John AME Church in Collier City, FL where she served until May of 2018. She also currently serves as an assistant secretary for the South Annual Conference.

Reverend Cheryl P. Wilcox is God’s servant who long ago decided to make Jesus her
choice. She is a native Floridian attending Broward County Public Schools and a
graduate of Nova High School. Rev. Wilcox credits her family with instilling in her a love
for God, family, and education.


She considers herself a lifelong learner and to “show herself approved” Cheryl has
excelled in academic pursuits, obtaining the following degrees:


 1981 B.S., Business Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


 1986 M.B.A., Finance, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA


 2009, M.Div., Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA


Over the years, Rev. Wilcox has worked to maintain a balance between her career and
faith. She has over 20 years of corporate management experience in finance and
human resources, with emphasis in recruiting and compensation and benefits. Holding fast to the religious foundation of her youth, she also served on the Steward Board, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, chaired programs, worked in the prison ministry, and participated on various committees, boards and auxiliaries in the church.


This servant was called fulltime into the Lord’s service in 2005. While in seminary and shortly thereafter, she served as a chaplain at Metro State Women’s Prison and at Gwinnett Medical Center.


Rev. Wilcox was ordained Itinerant Deacon in September 2009 and ordained Itinerant
Elder in September 2011 in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and served for 8 years as office manager and associate minister at Mt. Hermon AME Church in Fort
Lauderdale, FL.


In 2014, she was appointed pastor of St. John AME Church in Collier City, FL where
she served until May of 2018. In September of 2018 at the 128th Session of the South
Annual Conference, Rev. Cheryl P. Wilcox was appointed to serve as pastor of Allen
Chapel AME Church in Wabasso, FL. She also currently serves as the assistant
secretary for the South Annual Conference.


Throughout her life she has been consistently involved in community activities working with children and at-risk teens, serving on several boards, and holding key positions in community and civic organizations. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and a lifetime member of Girl Scouts USA and the National Black MBA Association.