Doctor Cleveland Huntley is the sole proprietor of INCLUSION, a for-profit ministry dedicated to the inclusion of people with disabilities into the life of the Christian church. He is a native of Monroe, NC. He is the son of the late Reverend Clarence and Kathleen Huntley. He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where he studied social studies.
He holds 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. He has conducted further research on church hospitality at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
In February 2004, Cleveland participated in a five-day missions trip to Kenya, East Africa.
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.
He also is a board member of Omega Graduate School and Joni and Friends-Charlotte.
Cleveland is the author of two publications: Pastor Abuse (Master’s Thesis) and The Effectiveness of a Five-Week Disability Awareness Training Course for Ministry Representatives of The Park Church, Charlotte, NC (Doctoral Dissertation).
Professionally, he served 28 years as senior fire plans examiner and inspector for the Charlotte Fire Department before retiring in 2004. In 2022, he retired as a fire protection/life safety specialist for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation.
Cleveland is married to Barbara Jean Huntley. They have one daughter, Sherille, and three granddaughters, Jazmine, Tiffany, and Taylor.