Perry Stuckey – Lead Pastor

Perry Stuckey is the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Eastman Chemical Company. He has responsibility for Eastman’s human resources strategy and services worldwide.

He joined Eastman in 2011. His work experience spans more than 25 years, including a variety of global human resource management positions in manufacturing, industrial automation, and bio-technology organizations.

He is on the Board of Governors for the American Health Policy Institute based in Washington D.C., a member of the Human Resources Policy Organization, the Executive Network Human Resources Round Table for Chief Human Resources Officers and The Conference Board’s Council for Chief Human Resource Officers. In Tennessee, he serves on the Board of Directors of “Healthier Tennessee” – Governor Bill Haslam’s initiative to encourage Tennesseans to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Perry has been selected by Savoy Magazine Top 100 most influential Black Corporate executives in both 2014 and 2016.

Perry is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff and a Master of Science degree from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Perry’s ministry experience spans more than 30 years, during which time he has held several leadership positions in church ministry. While serving as senior pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Wade, North Carolina, from 1993 to1996, he was responsible for growing the church membership and ensuring that the church was completely debt free. Prior to this he was a pastor of prison ministry for Greater St. Stephens Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. With a membership of 15,000, more than 1,000 members of the church worked with him in various aspects of prison ministry throughout the state of Louisiana.

Perry was a member of the pastoral leadership team at Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, working with Pastor Marvin Wiley. More than 5,000 members strong, the church also had an extensive ministry broadcast. From 2001-2004 he resided in Cleveland, Ohio, while working for Rockwell Automation as a Vice President. During that time he also served as a member of New Community Bible Fellowship with a membership body of more than 2,000. He was one of the Lead Elders and Pastors at New Community Bible Fellowship, where he was responsible for teaching leadership, performance management, business administration, salary planning and new member orientation along with providing Pastoral leadership counseling to the Pastor team. Prior to arriving in the Tri-Cities, he served as youth pastor at New Testament Church of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Perry has been a keynote speaker and sought after presenter for presentations to Pastors, Lay- leaders and youth at various statewide ministries, such as No Regrets – an annual conference held in February that broadcasts to over 46 states in the United States and in Mexico. Perry is a strong believer in servant leadership and understands how important it is to equip the membership body to do the work of ministry and make a positive impact within the community.

What’s most important to him is that he be known as a dedicated husband and a good father. He’s been married to Vivian for nearly 30 years and they have one son, Quenton, who’s a graduate of New York University currently residing in Manhattan.

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