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Meet Hazel

Meet Hazel



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Years of Service

Hazel B. Royal is a community activist who champions the cause of the underserved, and her commitment to her community spans over 35 years. Understanding the importance of her voice and service, she has passionately advocated for improving the quality of life for residents in marginalized communities. One of her greatest desires is to see wholeness and equity realized in the life of all people.

Growing up in Craven Terrace and Pembroke, communities in Ward 2, Royal sees the potential and is committed to ensuring that citizens have a government that is inclusive of all.

Community Service

Hazel royal's community work as director of abundant life community services (ALCS)

As Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Abundant Life Community Services, Inc. (ALCS), Hazel has worked tirelessly to improve low-resource communities that are faced with disparities in access, quality, and the availability of basic services. Since its inception in 2000, the organization has partnered with caring agencies and local businesses to provide resources and services that promote the well-being of all residents. These agencies include Craven County Cooperative Extension, Merci Clinic, Habitat For Humanity, New Bern YMCA, Craven County Health Department, Craven County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, NC Department of Public Instruction, CarolinaEast Medical Center, New Bern Police Department, Religious Community Services, Wal-Mart, Weyerhaeuser, Craven County Schools, Conservation Fund/Resourceful Communities, Choice Neighborhood Initiative, Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, The Red Cross, Marine Corps Air Station/ Cherry Point, and the City of New Bern. Through collaborative partnerships, Hazel has implemented critical services and resources to address healthcare, education, juvenile delinquency, homelessness, disaster relief, and other essential supportive services including the following:

Food Insufficiency

Through partnerships with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Religious Community Services, and Outback Steakhouse, ALCS has coordinated resources to address food insufficiency and nutrition, currently serving over 200 residents per month. ALCS has been recognized by the FBCENC for distributing over 2 million pounds of food.

After School Program

In collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Craven County Schools, ALCS provides free afterschool and summer programming for at-risk-students, summer feeding programs for youth during out-of-school intervals, youth educational field trips, free internet access for students-during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Family Life Education to support parents seeking to make a living wage.

Disaster Recovery

In partnership with the Red Cross, Kidbox of New York, Holiday Inn Express, Mental Health Agencies, and churches, both local and abroad, ALCS coordinated disaster relief during Hurricane Florence to provide food, clothing, hygiene products, bedding, household items, mental/emotional trauma workshops for adults and children, childcare, and financial support for recovery and repairs. ALCS served over 100,000 pounds of food during Hurricane Florence.

Affordable Housing

Through the partnership with Religious Community Services, ALCS addresses homelessness by providing Temporary Transitional Housing, facilitating the need to transition families from homelessness to stabilized independent living.

Positive Impact

Through the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Juvenile Restitution Program, and New Bern Police Department, ALCS has provided mentoring programs for adjudicated youth to address juvenile delinquency, academic performance, self-efficacy, anti-bullying education, intervention/prevention programming, parent support services, and a worksite for adults and juveniles to perform their community service.

COVID-19 Support

Through partnerships with CarolinaEast Medical Center, Merci Clinic, and Craven County Health Department, ALCS supports COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics and health and wellness initiatives. ALCS has served over 200,000 pounds of food during the pandemic.

Community Services with KidBox

Abundant Life Community Services was blessed to work with a company called Kidbox and their community moms during the Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief efforts. 

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything You gave me.

Ordained Minister of the Gospel

Administrative Pastor With Abundant Life Miracle Center

Through Abundant Life Ministries, located in the Greater Duffyfield Community, Hazel Royal serves as Administrative Pastor alongside Pastor George Royal, her husband of 47 years. As a servant leader, she has developed camaraderie not only with the congregants but also with the residents of Greater Duffyfield. Hazel and her husband, George, have pastored for nearly 40 years. They have two children, Krishanda and George, II, who assist them in ministry, five grandchildren, and two adorable great-grandchildren.

Current Roles and Memberships

Hazel Royal has spent a lifetime in service to the citizens of New Bern. As Alderman of Ward 2, she will represent “the voice” of the communities that she has become familiar with and diligently served for many years.

Executive Director

Abundant Life community services

Administrative Pastor

abundant life miracle center


East coast coalition of pastors


pembroke community inc., community watch


new bern police department


Badge, Faith & Community Committee

New Bern Police Department

Past Roles and Memberships

Awards & Achievements


Craven County Distinguished Woman

Community Service Nominee


Outstanding Achievement Award

NC Governor Jim Hunt


52 Faces Community Volunteer Award

Sun Journal Newspaper


Community Service Award

Craven County Trailblazers Coalitation 


Community Service Award

Vision Forward


Community Service Feature

Jacksonville Scene Magazine Women’s Empowerment Edition