Doctor Cleveland Huntley is a native of Monroe, NC. He is the son of the late Reverend Clarence and Kathleen Huntley. Cleveland attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where he studied social studies and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Montreat College, a Master of Ministry degree, summa cum laude, from Queen City Bible College, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford Graduate School.
Cleveland currently serves as a licensed minister, co-chairman of the board of directors, chairman of the deacons’ ministry, chairman of the risk management ministry, and certified lay counselor at The Park Church, Charlotte, NC. In February 2004, Cleveland participated in a five-day mission trip to Kenya, East Africa. Professionally, he served 28 years as a senior fire plans examiner and inspector for the Charlotte Fire Department before retiring in 2004. Currently, he is a fire protection/life safety specialist for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. Cleveland is married to Barbara Jean Huntley. They have one daughter, Sherille, a son-in-law, Twan, and three granddaughters, Jazmine, Tiffany, and Taylor.