Anton Gerald Elwood
is a rising star on the preaching circuit. Once heard, the word
passes quickly, that he is a “must hear” fresh voice
whose multiple talents will touch one’s head and heart.
This speaker’s message is one of passion, purpose, reason
and urgency. His messages are consistently celebrated as being
well-prepared, poignantly presented and pertinent to contemporary
issues. His style reaches each audience at their point of need.
Elwood a New Orleans, LA native is uniquely prepared to address
a plethora of topics in an expert manner, including but not limited
to, education, business, youth, civic and religious concerns.
He is contemplative, energetic, and a persuasive spokesman who
is a determined advocate for humankind and seeks to raise the
conscious of those who are desirous of betterment of their personal
and professional lives. As an undeniable servant leader, he issues
a clarion call for the development of strategies, which will empower
and improve all who have an ear to hear. Elwood has served as
the keynote speaker for, among others, The Balm in Gilead Celebration
for the Healing of A.I.D.S., The Job Corp Youth Empowerment Series,
the N.A.A.C.P. March Against Violence, Daytona Beach, FL, The
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Annual Leadership Summit, Manhattan,
is prepared for each platform and audience. He is a graduate of
The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta GA, with a
Masters of Divinity, Psychology of Religion, Pastoral Care and
Counseling and a graduate of Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona
Beach, FL with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion/Philosophy. At the
I.T.C. Elwood was a member of the Homiletics Club and the Turner
Theological Seminary Fellowship, an organization where he served
as Chaplain. He has also demonstrated academic prowess, maintaining
honor’s status throughout his seminary matriculation. Elwood
was elevated to the office of Pastor in September 2005 by Bishop
McKinley Young and on December 2005 he was appointed to Greater
St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Boynton Beach, FL “The Boynton Beach
Blessing!” He served that congregation faithfully for 3
years. He is now the proud Pastor of New Mt. Zion AME Church,
Tallahassee, FL. He shares his life in ministry with his wife
Lady Shawana Alicia Elwood. Pastor Elwood is also a proud member
of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
is true that, “Success is not found in personal achievement
alone but true success is found when you can help propel others
over their obstacles to reach their goals.” An impressive,
unrelenting man on a mission who is engaged, enlightening and
empowering to any and all who will listen. Simply put, Anton G.
Elwood, wants each person to be restless, until they affirm that
they have reached their pinnacle.