Rev. Devin D. Paylor, M.Div.
Rev. Devin D. Paylor, the son of Shelia Paylor and Moses Woods, is a native of Roxboro, North Carolina. A third-generation preacher of the gospel, his roots stem from both the Pentecostal and Methodist denominations.
An advocate for education, he holds the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Saint Augustine’s University. He has also completed two Master’s degrees from Shaw University’s Divinity School in Raleigh, NC - the Master of Divinity and the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership. Additionally, he is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry Degree at Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC.
At an early age, he professed Christ and joined the Faith Temple United Holy Church of America (Roxboro, NC), under the leadership of his uncle, Elder Clyde H. Winstead. He later moved his membership to the Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he accepted his call into ministry, under the leadership of Reverend Larry McDonald, Sr.
Traveling extensively as an evangelist, he was ordained by Bishop James Levert Davis during the 126th Session of the Western North Carolina Conference (2nd Episcopal District) of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; and was subsequently appointed to his first pastoral charge at Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Roxboro, NC), where he served from May 2018 – May 2022. He currently serves in his second pastoral charge at Turner’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (High Point, NC). A gifted psalmist, composer, and director, he is a two-time recording artist with the Instruments of Praise Mass Choir.
Highly sought after, the Lord has allowed him to be featured on many platforms, and as the guest speaker for several church and civic events such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, hosted by the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Roxboro Chapter. Continuing to strive for excellence in all his ministry pursuits, he has a heart for people and is a committed vessel for the cause of Christ. In addition to his religious and community involvement and affiliations, he is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Finally, he is the proud father of the joy of his life, Nicholas.
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