Pastor Anthony Singleton a native of Brooklyn, New York, relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1987. His early years were spent attending First AME Zion Church in Bedford Stuyvesant, NY along with his parents, Lois and Cecil Singleton and older brother, Randy. Pastor Singleton relocated to Atlanta where he reconnected with the love of his life, the former Jeaninne Roy, whom he married in 1998.
Pastor Singleton and Jeaninne united with Columbia Drive UMC in 1997 under the leadership of Rev. Donald K. Reed, where they both became active in the various ministries of the church. Pastor Singleton served as Trustee Board Chair, the Finance committee and SPRC. It was several years later under the tutelage of Dr. James “Chico” Fincher that Pastor Singleton accepted the call to ministry. In addition to his studies under the direction of Dr. Chico Fincher, Pastor Singleton attended a 72 hr. Walk to Emmaus retreat and soon after, entered the UMC Candidacy program and began a much closer walk with the Lord.
Pastor Singleton also attended Lay Speaking classes and began teaching bible study and serving in the Pulpit whenever needed.
One of Pastor Singleton’s passions is working with the Youth and while at Columbia Drive, he spearheaded “TGM” The Gospel Minutes, a Sunday morning worship service designed solely for the Youth. Pastor Singleton continued working with the Youth each summer during Vacation Bible School. He was also actively involved in the Youth version of Walk to Emmaus called Chrysalis, and was the Leader for the very first boys walk.
Another passion of Pastor Singleton’s is the Kairos Prison ministry. Serving and watching how GOD works with men who are broken and who come to Christ is what maintains his love for this ministry. Pastor Singleton also became a Leader for one of their weekend walks.
Up until his appointment with Cedar Grove UMC, Pastor Singleton has spent the last 8 years in the pulpit.
Pastor Singleton has served as a guest speaker at several UMC churches in and out of the ADOX district. In 2010, while away in Afghanistan, Pastor Singleton was active during all church services and provided devotions when needed.
Overall, Pastor Singleton’s walk has been influenced by his continued growth, deep faith, love of God and quiet way of helping others. His favorite scripture is Psalm 46:10, Be Still and Know that I am GOD!