Meet Our Pastor!
Rev. Charlesfontaine Macon, D.Min.
Rev. Charlesfontaine Macon, D.Min. is a native of Detroit, Michigan. Educated in the Detroit public school system, he is a graduate of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan with a concentration on youth and family development.
He is a licensed professional counselor and co-founder of youth development ministries: Humanna Organization which provides after-school enrichment and academic youth development services to students in Detroit Public Schools partnering with distinguished providers as Youth Development Commission and Children’s Center of Wayne County. Since its inception, Humanna has provided services for thousands of Detroit Public School youth in 39 schools. The other youth ministry, Choices in the Hood, is a community youth ministry that focuses on enlightening youth that they are the products of the decisions they make. His community involvement also entailed providing free mental health counseling for individuals without health insurance.
Recognized for his excellence in community service, Pastor Macon was the recipient of the Michigan Chronicle’s 2012 Pastors Salute Award for outstanding community service and Detroit’s Ebenezer AME Church’s Outstanding Service Award. While ministering in Michigan, Dr. Macon served on: the City of Detroit’s Faith-Based Taskforce Committee under former Mayor Dave Bing, The African American Methodist Episcopal Church’s North District Economic Empowerment Ministry and Metropolitan Detroit’s Crime Stoppers Ministerial Council.
He also served as a content specialist for doctoral students at Ecumenical Theological Seminary. His dynamic and enthusiastic style of ministry has blessed him to minister at conferences, workshops, youth rallies and in prominent pulpits throughout the country and abroad.
November 28, 2004, Rev. Macon was appointed pastor of Gregg Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in Detroit, Michigan. On October 24, 2014, he became Pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since his appointment to the Indiana conference, he served as President of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Central Indiana Ministerial Alliance. He currently serves on the Board of Examiners, the Indiana Annual Conference and South District Finance Committee as Chair -Pro-Tem as well as the Committee on Ministerial Efficiency and the Indiana Conference Trustees.
Pastor Macon is married to Rev. Myrtice Macon, M.D., an ordained elder with the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a board-certified Anesthesiologist and fellowship trained interventional pain specialist licensed in the states of Michigan and Indiana. They have four children: Joylealia Wartian, Ingrid, Candice (Jamie) Williams and Troyfontaine. They are also very proud grandparents of Nathanael Alexander Wartian and Isabella Myrtice Williams.