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Special Guest Speaker

Dr. Peter Eley

Dr. Peter Madison Eley was born in Henderson, NC on December 2, 1977, the oldest of 

five children to Lemuel and Wanda Eley. Peter attended and graduated from Southern 

Vance High School in June 1996. He attended Elizabeth City State University, where he 

graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics in May 2000. He attended 

graduate school immediately after undergrad at North Carolina State University and 

earned Master Degrees in Applied Mathematics in 2002 and Mathematics Education in 

2008. In 2011 he completed his education earning a PhD in Mathematics Education from 

North Carolina State University.

Dr. Eley taught mathematics and science at Eaton Johnson Middle School in 2002. He 

also taught mathematics at South Granville High School in 2002-2003. Peter worked as 

the Data Manger/Webmaster for Saint Augustine College in Raleigh, NC 2003-2005. He 

later relocated to Winston-Salem, NC to work at Winston-Salem State University to serve 

as the Mathematics and Science Education Pre-College Program Coordinator 2005-2010. 

Dr. Eley currently serves at Fayetteville State University as Assistant Professor of 

Mathematics Education 2010-2015. He has recently been promoted to Associate 

Professor of Mathematics Education and has obtained tenure status. Dr. Eley is a 

research fellow at Boston University’s MICCR Institute for Career and College 

Readiness. He has authored several published manuscripts and book chapters and is 

world-renounce researcher. He is constantly presenting his work at conferences and 

schools around the country. 

Dr. Eley has been saved and baptized in the name of Jesus and received the Holy Ghost at 

age 15. He later answered the call to full time ministry in 2005 and was ordained under 

Pastor Leroy Kelly of Christ Temple Church in Winston-Salem, NC. He served as youth 

Pastor at Greater Ransom Way of the Cross Church for 3 years. He is the founder of 

Finding Fish Ministries and Da Jesus Project Publishing, Inc. Additionally he is the 

author of “The Fasting Chronicle Growing from Milk 2 Meat” (2010) a book that inspires 

hope and self-improvement through Christ and also has a weekly radio show that airs 

every Sunday morning.

Dr. Eley is married to Felicia his wife of 13 years and they have a daughter named