Quinton Stevenson was born and raised in Birmingham Alabama. He attended Alberta Shields Elementary school, George Washington Carver High School and graduated from Carol W. Hayes High School. After graduating from high school, he entered the US Navy and went to Hospital Corpsman School. After leaving the Navy, he came home to Birmingham and one year later he entered the US Army. After ETS from the Army he came back home and entered Lawson State Community college Pre Med program where he graduated with an Associate in Applied Science Degree. After graduating from Lawson State, he entered Birmingham Southern College still majoring in Pre Med.
After his calling to the ministry Quinton, studied at the Birmingham Baptist Bible College majoring in Theology. Quinton Stevenson is a licensed and ordained minister having served as Associate Minister of the Forty Sixth Street Baptist Church and Assistant Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Quinton is presently serving as the Pastor of the Gethsemane Baptist Church for 33 years.
Quinton Stevenson has worked numerous assignments in his thirty-five years with the Birmingham Police Department. As a patrolman, he was assigned to South Precinct. After leaving South Precinct he was assigned to Family Services as a detective. He also served as an instructor for the Police Academy teaching juvenile laws and detention and juvenile interviews. He served on the first Housing Intervention Team known as (HIT).
From the HIT team, he was assigned to the downtown business district patrol. Lt. Stevenson was promoted to Sergeant December 1992 and assigned to patrol supervisor at North Precinct until assigned to Internal Affairs in 1998-2005. Positions held in the department are, Supervisor in Family Services, Supervisor in Burglary, Court Liaison, Patrol Supervisor North Precinct, Promoted to Lieutenant 2015. Presently serving as Evening Shift Commander at West Precinct.