Born in Newnan, Ga. In 1946 Mr. Edward Stevenson (Jah Kente Senior Board Member) is now a successfully retired Operation Engineer. Edward’s career as a skilled tradesman began as a heavy equipment operator in 1973. During his thirteen-year tenure, he excelled an advanced in the company which ultimately earned him the position and the honor of receiving the first Supervisor Foreman award. After retiring in 2002; he pursued his lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur and established two thriving business opportunities; S& S Transportation and S&S Vending.
In the remainder of his time Mr. Stevenson is a member of several volunteer organizations. These includes being both a Founding and active member of Post 910 Collin Powell in Detroit Michigan where he has held several positions from Post Commander to Post Home President. He is also the Founder and Charter Member of Terry Allen Jr. Post 910 in Newnan, Ga. Where he is also active in participating in Community Service.
His active involvement in the community also extends into the civic and political arena. Mr. Stevenson is currently a member of his neighborhood block association and serves a the Block Club Captain. He is also proud of his involvement with the Political group SPARK (Wayne county chapter) where he is a part of a team which raises political conciseness in the community to bring about positive changes in the neighborhoods and workforce in Wayne county.
In addition, Mr. Stevenson has also lent his time and support as a Senior Advanced Team Member of The World Famous “Detroit 300 “a volunteer organization which works hand in hand with the city of Detroit Police department providing auxiliary crime prevention support in the city.
Being a very spiritual man, Mr. Stevenson also insures that a portion of his retirement days lends him the time to be an active member of St. Paul AME church, where he has severed as a member of the Usher and Stewart Board as well as providing security for the church membership.
His generosity and volunteer work is just not limited to the United States but also extends to Africa, specifically Ghana and Mali, where he has traveled to some of the poorest villages and continued his humanitarian service by aiding in the distribution of much needed food and medical supplies.
Mr. Stevenson states that is Mantra in life is what his mother would always remind him to do which is to “Just take it one day at a Time”