Dr. Zoe Grant, DBS, ThD
Zoe Grant is honored to serve as the new NAACP Temple Branch President and a Silver Life Member of this great organization. She held the office of the secretary of the Temple Branch and served as ex officio on many committees. She was also a member of the Killeen Branch before transferring to the Temple Branch. She was installed as the first black city councilwoman for the City of Temple on May 10, 2023.
Zoe Grant's lifelong compassion and dedication are to the well-being and safety of men, women, and children in her community. She is committed to the improvements in the City of Temple with a strong desire to improve the lives of the under-served, disabled, children, youth, seniors, and veteran residents.
Dr. Grant has served on many boards and stepped down to focus on her current NAACP Temple Branch President role. She has served as the Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee for the Family Promise Board, Promise House Chair, and Promise House construction clerk for their new building. The City of Temple's Comprehensive Plan Advisory Council, Temple's Board of Appeals, Temple Civic Theatre, Temple Founders Lions Club Board, Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum Foundation, A New Day Learning Academy, and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Patient and Family Advisory Council.
She remains a member of local organizations and city government boards that serve the residents of Bell County. Those boards include 5 Pearlz of Hope in Killeen, A New Day Fellowship Church, the City of Temple's Board of Adjustments, Temple Neighborhood Revitalization Advisory Board. The memberships she belongs to are the Founders Lions Club, and she is a Life Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She attends C.A.R.E. Leadership Network meetings when she can. She is the Crestview District Neighborhood Champion for one of the City of Temple's eighteen Neighborhood Coalition.
Her leadership skills stem from the offices she held as State Director for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., six years in Colorado and four years in Wyoming, president of several chapters between Colorado and Texas, and another office. She has planned and facilitated several regional and state conferences. She has had extensive leadership and Project Management Training from many organizations and agencies in her career. Training as a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and Business and Professional Women (BPW).
Dr. Grant recently obtained her Doctorate in Biblical Studies and Theology in 2022. She is a licensed minister and member of A New Fellowship Church. Performing in song for special occasions and events is an enjoyable pastime. She serves in the ministry and loves to offer up praise and worship to God. For fun, yes it happens, she loved her travels to several countries in Europe Continent, and the Bahamas, and has gone as far as Alaska and Hawaii in the US, to the south with Mexico and the Caribbean visits. Her business sponsored a well in Haiti when her nephew visited. Breaking her nine-year country break, she will venture out again in 2023. She looks forward to seeing other countries and visiting the African Continent and the remaining nineteen US states when she retires.
Dr. Grant is a Prayer Intercessor for Victim-2-Victory, a Faith-Based Support Group Ministry for survivors of incest, child sexual abuse & rape. She is the founder and Executive Director of Zoe's Wings Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) (Member of the Temple Chamber of Commerce and The Innovation Black Chamber of Commerce), New Life Community Development Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3) both in efforts of giving back to the community. She is the owner of several Design Services in Colorado and Texas and General Contracting holding certifications of EBE, DBE, SBE, MWBE, ESB, WOSB, EDWOSB. She loves flipping and remodeling homes for herself and others.
Zoe was born in Denver, Colorado, her parents were Texas Natives that met in Temple. She is the youngest of eight siblings. Temple is home with her many relatives Blocker, Grant, Pleasant, Ward, Hendricks, Owens, Johnson, Martin, Woodard. Her late Uncle Robert Martin was the first black City Commissioner serving for three terms and Mayor Pro-tem in Temple, Texas. She has lived in Temple for seven years, in May 2023, It just feels right! She has two adult children, Ejevon (son) and Davetta (Daughter), married to James (Awesome son-in-law), and three granddaughters, Madison, Jayda, and Brooklyn. All family members except the last two own businesses. Her family is the joy of her life and an inspiration to her in making her life complete. She served as a foster parent for over 15 years and has engaged over 150 youth in life skills sessions, mentoring and a plethora of other services such as Community Civic Engagement projects (attended city council meetings, assisted with voter registration and volunteer projects), performance art training, workshops, and national competitions, mentoring and guidance, tutoring, and academic support, teaching and instruction, theatre and dramatizations. She has received a Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Soror of the Year, and Outstanding Women in Business Award. She has given thousands of hours of untiring community service.
“I love my life, my struggles, and my accomplishments and I strive to live it to the fullest. I have worked hard and achieved much. I can’t wait to see what shows up next!”