Rev. Dr. Michael Bean
Rev. Dr. Michael Bean served as pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Columbus for 25 years. Following his tenure as a pastor, he served as the presiding elder of the A.M.E. Dayton District South Ohio Conference. He also previously worked at The Buckeye Ranch.
Rev. Bean is the thirteenth of nineteen children. “While growing up in Bermuda, the church always provided a sense of identity and centeredness for me,” says Bean. Sensing a hunger to serve others, he went on to be a United Nations volunteer and a counselor to troubled youth. Rev. Bean then went into the ministry. He is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, and a graduate of United Theological Seminary, where he received Master of Divinity and Master of Religious Education degrees. Later, Rev. Bean returned to United Theological Seminary, where he received a Doctor of Ministry degree.