Saint James A.M.E. Church
Pastor Charles Cloy
Charles Cloy, the son of Enoch and Codella Cloy, is an outstanding pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. Pastor Cloy has pastored for over 35 years in the 1st, 3rd, and 11th Episcopal Districts of the A.M.E. Church. Currently he is a member of the New England Annual Conference.
Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Pastor Cloy has earned the respect and admiration of people from all political persuasions for his advocacy and interest in people’s rights. His primary focus is equality in education. He has been awarded several certifications and awards for his contributions to education and community efforts.
Pastor Cloy began setting standards early in life in his undergraduate studies and degrees at Olivet College (Olivet, MI) and IUPUI (Indianapolis, IN). His education continued through graduate school with degrees from Butler University (Indianapolis, IN), Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis, IN), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and the University of Hawaii, (PhD, ABD; Honolulu, HI).
To his credit are many accomplishments: First African Caribbean Gerontological Fellow at the University of Michigan, School of Inter-University Consortium for Political Research, Member of the International Hegelian Honor Society, Alpha and Omega Philosophical Honor Society, Published several articles to include: ”Tracking Standardized Tests Performance for Rural Disadvantaged Low-Income Youth” and is the first appointed Government Affairs Officer in the Connectional A.M.E. Church.
His contributions continue to grow and affect the communities and churches he served. Pastor Cloy, a current resident of Boston, MA, is supported by his family.
Luke 4:43 "And he said unto them; I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent."