Robert Earl Slade was born in rural Potecasi, North Carolina to Leonard and Elizabeth Slade. Pastor Robert E. Slade received his B.S. degree in Social Science from Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and his Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision from Bowie State University in Maryland.
His favorite scripture is Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass
through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass
through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you
walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames
will not set you ablaze.”