Quinton Stevenson

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Quinton Stevenson (born in Birmingham) is the pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church and a lieutenant in the Birmingham Police Department.

Stevenson is the son of Willie David and Creasie Rudolph Stevenson. He attended Alberta Shields Elementary school and Carver High School before graduating from Hayes High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was trained as a Hospital Corpsman. After leaving the Navy, he came home to Birmingham, but a year later joined the U.S. Army. After completing an additional term of service, he returned home and earned an associate in applied science at Lawson State Community college, and then enrolled at Birmingham-Southern College as a pre-medicine major.

While in college, Stevenson was called into ministry and began studying theology at Birmingham Baptist Bible College. He served as an associate minister at 46th Street Baptist Church and assistant pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church before taking the pulpit at Gethsemane Baptist.

When he joined the Birmingham Police Department he was assigned to the patrol division in the South Precinct. He was later promoted to Family Services detective and juvenile laws instructor at the Birmingham Police Academy. He was a member of the department's first Housing Intervention Team.

Stevenson was promoted to Sergeant in December 1992 and supervised the North Precinct patrol division, then transferred to Internal Affairs in 1998. He earned his lieutenant's stripes in 1995 and is presently the commander of the evening shift for the West Precinct.

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