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William "Bill" Stanfield is Co-Founder, along with Evelyn Oliveira, and current CEO of Metanoia Community Development Corporation, a movement of people rooted in faith, which invests in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development. He lives in the Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood where Metanoia is located (the zip code with the highest concentration of child poverty in South Carolina). Since being hired by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina to start Metanoia, Rev. Stanfield has shepherded this organization from a small, after-school program to an award-winning community development organization. Prior to starting Metanoia, he has been a chaplain for a homeless housing provider in Philadelphia, an associate pastor to a rural church in Arkansas, an English teacher at a mission school of Arab Immigrants in Brussels, Belgium, and a chaplain at a major research hospital in New Jersey. Bill earned his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a BA in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rev. Stanfield is also an associate minister at the St. Matthew Baptist Church, where Metanoia's programs are housed. He resides in North Charleston.