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Monty A. Royster, M.S.W., M.Div.

Pastor Monty Royster is an International Preacher and teacher, who is known for his strong prophetic gift and dynamic preaching anointing. His ministry gifts have blessed many ministries around the world. He has delivered God’s word ushering others in His presence and has witnessed God heal, save and deliver His people all over the country. He earned a Bachelor of Psychology, a Master of Divinity, and Masters in Social Work. He is an active Alumni member of Norfolk State University and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, Inc.


Pastor Royster was licensed to preach in 1998 and ordained in 2008 in the AME Church. He was also ordained in the Baptist Church in 2004 and answered the call to Pastor the Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lebanon, IL. 


Not only is Pastor Royster an International Preacher, but he also has an extensive Military background serving over 25 years in the United States Army (Retired).


Pastor Royster has previously worked with the National NAACP, Rainbow Coalition, and The Department of Social Services in Seattle, WA. Pastor Royster is a member of the Rotary Club and National Organization that mentors and helps underprivileged youth and adults. Volunteers as needed with the Prison Ministry. Pastor Royster founded and organized the New Jerusalem Prayer Connection in March 2016, which reaches over one hundred followers by conference call every morning across the United States. 


Pastor Royster has made it a point to be of service to and has aligned himself ecumenically across denominational lines. Pastor Royster has served and assisted Chaplains at various military installations across the United States, including overseas, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and India. He was called to serve as Pastor at times in the absence of a Chaplain.


As Pastor Royster began to “Write the Vision” with the scripture Matthew 28:19-20 in his heart, he was determined to establish a diverse ministry with God and for God’s people, creating a Ministry based on the 5-fold ministry.


Pastor Royster has served as Senior Pastor for Ward Chapel AME Church in Montevallo, Alabama, Jones Chapel AME Church in Fairfield, Metropolitan AME Church Mobile, Alabama. He was appointed Pastor of Union AME Church, Little Rock, AR the 12th Episcopal District Planning Meeting on October 22, 2022.


Pastor Royster is married to Mrs. Yontra Winslow Royster. Sis. Royster is an elementary school counselor (K-5)  for the Birmingham City School District. Together they have seven children; DeMontee, Vernon, Mayah, Monte, Jr. (MJ), Madison, Matthew and Myles.

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Rev. Monty and
Mrs. Yontra Royster

L-R: Myles | Matthew | Madison | MJ | Mayah

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