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Dr. Steven L. Lyons

Dr. Steven L. Lyons was born in Sanford, NC.  Spending his summers in Cameron, he grew up in Rocky Mount and attended the public schools there, graduating from Rocky Mount Senior High School.

Dr. Lyons attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, Georgia, earning the Associate Degree in Mortuary Science.  He graduated (Summa Cum Laude) from St. Augustine’s University, Raleigh with a Bachelor of Science Degree and earned the Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling (Summa Cum Laude) from Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh.  He has completed further studies at Penn State, North Carolina State and Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Lyons received his Doctorate of Ministry Degree from Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, North Carolina.

A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Phi Lambda Chapter, Raleigh, North Carolina) and Unity Lodge #64 (Rocky Mount, North Carolina), Dr. Lyons is listed in Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities and has been honored by the Laurinburg Branch of The National Association of University Women as an African-American Man of Distinction. 

Licensed to preach in 1999 and ordained an Itinerant Elder in June 2004, Dr. Lyons was appointed the Pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, Laurinburg, North Carolina, in October of that same year.  In May 2009 at the 116th Session of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson Jr. appointed Dr. Lyons to the pastorate of St. James AME Church, Winston-Salem. 

After years of preparation, a dream of the Lyons family came to fruition. In September 2012, the Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home was officially established in Raleigh, North Carolina.Lyons_Family_small_(5)

He is married to the former Nikki Walker of Raleigh.  Lady Lyons is the Faith Partnership Program Consultant with Wake County Human Services.  She is a Cum Laude graduate of St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh (Criminal Justice Major) and a member of the Raleigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., serving on the Nominating Committee.  Dedicated to the work of Missions and a life-long active member of the AME Church (St. Paul, Raleigh), she is the immediate past Martha McCauley Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) Area Leader, a past President of the Pankey-McLaurin WMS at Allen Chapel AME Church, Laurinburg, and is the Corresponding Secretary of the 2nd EpiscopalLyons_Family_small_(5) District Clergy Families Organization. At the 120th Session of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, Lady Lyons was elected the WMS Conference Branch President. Lady Lyons has also received an Associate of Science Degree in Funeral Service from Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

They are the parents of one son, Joshua, who is active in the family business.  

The Lyons family is supported by their parents, siblings and many extended relatives and friends in supporting the Ministry and vision given to them by the Lord to “serve the present age,” their “calling to fulfill.”


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