"Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God"
The Reverend Corey Little
Reverend Corey D. Little is from Mt. Gilead, NC where he was raised and graduated from West Montgomery High School. He currently serves as the pastor of the Mitchell Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Pittsboro, NC.
Rev. Little resides in Pittsboro, NC and has been married for 25 years to his high school sweetheart, Reverend Anissa T. Little. They have two sons; Derrin and Jared. He served in the Army National Guard after high school while attending North Carolina State University. He later attended The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Religion, and a Minor in Sociology, and is currently a Master of Divinity Student at Hood Theological Seminary. Prior to becoming full time in ministry, Rev. Little worked for the Wake County Public School System in the department of Student Services helping students with special needs make the transition from school to adult life.
In 1997, Reverend Little identified his purpose in life when he was called into the preaching ministry. A short time after preaching his trial sermon, he was entrusted with his first pastoral appointment at Glovers Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Siler City, NC. Under his leadership, this church moved from a circuit church to a full station church with services every Sunday and doubled the weekly attendance. After two and a half years, Reverend Little was appointed to Corinth A.M.E. Zion Church also in Siler City, NC. He faithfully led and served that congregation for four years. Reverend Little was then appointed to serve the Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion Church located in Durham, NC, where he served for four years. In November of 2009, Bishop Thompson appointed Reverend Little to the Historic Evans Metropolitan Church in Fayetteville NC, and where he served as Pastor. In the year of 2016, he was appointed as Senior Pastor at Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church located in Pittsboro, NC.
In each church, Rev. Little has been actively involved in community service. While in Siler City, he served on the executive committee of the Siler City Council of Churches. The Council of Churches is an organization that develops community enhancement and awards scholarships to graduates in the area. In Durham, Rev. Little, worked with the Walltown Community Development organization that provides community enhancement through safety and security, sports programs and human service programs. In Fayetteville, the church conducted a weekly feeding program and distributed thousands of clothing shoes and other articles to people in the community.
It is a sacred trust to serve the church in various locations and serve many different people.
It remains to be seen what God has in store for Pastor Little and Mitchell Chapel AMEZ Church. What he cherishes most is the opportunity to share words of faith, inspiration, and encouragement with the people God places in his path.