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Reverend William C. Slade was born in Burlington, North Carolina, the son of the late Mr. Connie L. Slade and Mrs. Gloris J. Slade.
During the summer of 1980, Rev. Slade made the decision to enlist in the United States Army.
retired on April 1, 2007 at Redstone Arsenal, AL, with 26 years of active service (see military bio).
While serving in the military, Rev. Slade
He holds a Masters of Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Touro University International, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) and an Associate of Arts in Business Management from Columbia College.
Rev. Slade also has an Associate of Arts in Missile Munitions Technology (Magna Cum Laude) from Calhoun Community College.
He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Academic Honor Society.
call into the ministry in 1992 while attending the Ninth Hour AME Church
, Copperas Cove, TX and was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in the 10th Episcopal District.
In 1993-1995, Rev. Slade was reassigned to Baumhoulder, Germany, where he served as Youth Minister and Youth Sunday School Teacher at the Saint Michael Fellowship of Love gospel service (military chapel).
While assigned in Germany, Rev. Slade
served under LTC Roger L. Armstead (AME Endorsed Chaplain).
In 1995, Rev Slade's military duties reassigned him to the state of Alabama, where he joined Gravitt Chapel AME Church in New Market, AL. During 1996 with the passing of the late Rev. King Daniel Snodgrass, Rev. Slade was ordained an Itinerant Elder in the 9th Episcopal District and received his first official appointment at Gravitt Chapel AME Church.
In 1998, the military reassigned Rev. Slade
to the U.S. Embassy
in Manama, Bahrain, where he
was able to attend services at the local Navy chapel.
was also able to experience a variety of cultures as well as other religious practices.
Rev. Slade returned to Alabama in 2000 and later was reappointed to Gravitt Chapel AME Church where he served until November 2006.
During the Annual Planning Meeting, Rev Slade was appointed to Livingston Chapel AME Church in Guntersville, AL, where he currently serves as Pastor.
is married to the former Tamara L. Hill of Luverne, AL. they have two children, Janae and Isaiah.
also has two other sons William C. Slade II and Jonathan D. Slade.