Archbishop Eugene James Blount is the senior pastor of The Elim International Fellowship, The Protestant Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. He is also the Chief Prelate over the International Fellowship of Elim, Inc. and Senior Pastor and Founder of The Wall Street International Fellowship.
As a young boy, Archbishop Blount began to experience the early stirrings of what would later become his prophetic mantle. At 10 years of age he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. By his teenage years, the voice of the Lord had become a familiar and constant companion as the cry ‘holy’, ‘holiness unto the Lord’ resounded in his ear. A mark of distinction was placed upon his life forever and Archbishop Blount began to wholly follow the Lord.
In 1990 Archbishop Blount joined The Elim International Fellowship and his life was revolutionized under the tutelage of his mentor, teacher and spiritual father, Archbishop Wilbert S. McKinley, the Founding Father of The Elim International Fellowship. His dedication and devotion to the work of the ministry led him to emerge through the ranks serving as Deacon, Elder, Pastor, Chief of Staff, Provost and Bishop.
On July 25, 2009, the then Bishop Eugene James Blount was elevated to the highest Episcopal office of the church of Jesus Christ, Archbishop. Seated upon his cathedra, he presides as the chief prelate and visionary leader of several churches based both locally and abroad. Internationally renowned, his influence reaches far beyond the borders of Brooklyn to Europe, the Caribbean and to the continent of Africa.
As a licensed facilitator of the world famous Franklin Covey Institute, Archbishop is adept in organizational leadership, certified in training managers and facilitating skill building workshops. In 1993 Archbishop Blount founded the Visionary Institute, providing entrepreneurs the proper tools to become successful managers.
A skillful and proficient administrator, Archbishop took on the massive task of restoring the over 100 year old headquarters of The Elim Archdiocese, overseeing an extensive renovation project with very little capital but an abundance of faith.
Archbishop’s desire to bring honor and glory to our great God, led him to found Brooklyn Center for the Arts where artists from every genre can come and present their gifts and talents before the Lord.
Archbishop is a man of faith and prayer. He spends much of his time interceding and seeking the face of God. His prophetic counsel is sought after by bishops, pastors, businessmen, political officials and the laity alike.
With the help of the all sufficient God, Archbishop continues to impact the lives of men, women and children for Jesus Christ across this city, nation and the world.