Reverend Carl E. Styles
After graduating from Glassboro State College (currently known as Rowan University), Reverend Carl E. Styles began his career with The Laborers International Union of North America. He currently serves as the business manager for the Laborers International Union Local 77 in New Jersey.
From the time he began serving the city of Camden in 1993, as pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church, Reverend Styles has established a wide network of relationships within the clerical, business, professional and labor communities In 2006, he received a Master of Divinity Degree from Philadelphia’s Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary).
Known for his unique vision and hard work, Reverend Styles was appointed to the South Jersey Port Corporation Board to represent Salem County in January 2008.
Among his significant previous positions, Reverend Styles has served as chaplain at Mt. Moriah #3 Masonic Lodge PHA and as the clinical pastoral care chaplain at Bridgeton Hospital in Bridgeton, New Jersey. He has also served the youth at Haven United Methodist Church.
He is a current member and former past president of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Gloucester County Alumni Chapter and the president of Project GiveBack; an organization that provides a vehicle for corporate firms and professionals to give back to their communities by coordinating programs that benefit the less fortunate.
In addition, Reverend Styles was the proud winner of the George E. Norcross Humanitarian Award in 2012.