Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church, Marietta, GA
Originally from Fort Valley, GA, Rev. A. Donzaleigh Ezell,
affectionately known as “Rev Don”, was elevated to the
position of Executive Pastor on October 1, 2018 by our Senior
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Tar-U-Way R.A. Bright. Rev. Don is a
preacher, teacher, administrator, motivator and innovator of
ministry concepts that strengthen the spiritual formation of
adults and youth.
Rev. Don spent eleven years as the leader of Turner Chapel’s
Youth ministry known as “The Village,” where he strove to ensure that youth ministry reached
children/youth in a manner that spoke to the whole person. He was actively involved in all facets
of The Village, including mentoring, worship arts, domestic and international missions,
community involvement, and promoting academic readiness. He is a team builder who credits
the success of The Village to the talented God-ordained leaders that work closely with him.
Rev. Don is the President of the African American Advisory Council for Marietta City Schools.
He speaks frequently to GED students, Fellowship of Christian Athlete (FCA) gatherings, and
continues to make surprise visits to band concerts, honors programs, talent shows, sporting
events, and various school functions to support and encourage the youth of Turner Chapel AME
and the community.
Rev. Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Shorter University
and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He is a proud
member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Rev. Don’s most prized accomplishments include
his loving family - Crystal, his wife of 26 years, his children Alexis and Antonio Jr. and Pop
Pop’s new granddaughter, Aria.