The Rev. Dr. Lanel Guyton, the senior pastor of St. Matthew AME Church in Orange, has been appointed to the Essex County College’s Board of Trustees. His term runs through October 31, 2021.
Dr. Guyton has been at St. Matthew since 2012, previously serving as senior pastor at St. Paul AME Church in Bermuda. He has also taught in the Camden and Harrisburg, Pa. school districts. He was nominated to the trustee post by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
“I am excited at the opportunity of partnering with the Essex County College Board of Trustees, President Anthony E. Munroe, faculty and staff, and especially our students, to help make the Essex educational journey one to remember for a lifetime,” he said. Noting he has also studied for the school principal certificate in addition to his teaching, Dr. Guyton added, “I love the educational environment and Essex is giving me the opportunity to enjoy one of my true passions.”
Dr. Guyton earned his Associate degree from Delta College in California. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology/Social Work from Richard Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. He earned his Masters of Divinity (Theology) from Turner Theological Seminary – Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He earned his Doctorate of Divinity (Theology) from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.