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The Reverend Co'Relous C. Bryant

Associate for Mission




Terrestrial Record

Co’Relous Bryant was born in the small town of Perry, FL but moved to Jacksonville, FL at a young age to complete primary and secondary education. After obtaining an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Stanton College Preparatory School, Co’Relous moved to New York City to obtain a political science degree from New York University. Before the commencement of Co’Relous’ NYU career, he was the Governor of Florida American Legion Boys State where he met and gave a speech on behalf of former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush. For his work in the Duval County Juvenile Justice System in Jacksonville, FL as both a paralegal and a Teen Court attorney, Co’Relous received an award as one of First Coast News 12 KidsWho Care. Affirming his passion and love of public speaking, Co’Relous was designated to be the student spokesperson for Take Stock in Children, a national scholarship fund for low-income students. In April of 2007 Co’Relous placed first in the American Legion National Oratorical Contest, advancing past 53 public speakers from across the United States and the World. Co’Relous was the first National Oratorical Champion to win for the state of Florida since 1948. As American Legion National Oratorical Champion, Co’Relous was given the opportunity to attend the American Legion National Convention where he met the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. After arriving to New York University, Co’Relous competed on the NYU Mock Trial team where he won a total of 25 Outstanding Attorney Awards. In 2010, NYU was crowned National Champions after beating Harvard in the final round. Co’Relous was the only college attorney on the National Championship team to hold two speaker positions making him a 5-Time All American Attorney. In April of 2008, Co’Relous was interviewed by the National Public Radio (NPR) about his passion for public speaking and his admiration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For his dedication to excellence in legal education and for his public speaking experience, Co’Relous was inducted into the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Youth Hall of Fame. Previously, Co’Relous has worked as a Mentor Leader, at Communities in Schools of Jacksonville; Community Mobilization Manager at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund; and Director of Training and Major Accounts at the United Way of Northeast Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, State Attorney’s Office-4th Judicial Circuit, Office of the Public Defender, Bill White. Co’Relous is especially proud of his work as Development Manager at Rethreaded, a faith-based social enterprise that combats sex trafficking in Jacksonville, FL and globally. Co’Relous was a ministry associate at Metro Baptist Church. Co’Relous is currently the Associate for Mission at St. James Church in New York City. 

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