April 2024 Congratulatory Announcements


The Ninety-Third Elected and Consecrated Bishop,

 African Methodist Episcopal Church 

*Bishop Frederick Calhoun James, 102nd birthday was observed on April 7, 2024. He was honored as the man who first read his favorite poem “The Average Man” when he was fourteen years old. Bishop James memorized the poem and it became one of the guiding principles of his call to serve his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The last stanza of The Average Man.”
"So here’s to the average man, to the one
   Who has labored on the tasks he has done,
               Who has met as they came all the problems of life,
                 Who has helped us to win in the stress and the strife,
       In the forefront of progress since progress began,
               Today we pay our tribute – and salute the average man."

Bishop Frederick C. James, the One Who Modeled Making the Average Man a Great Man!!!



*Bishop Frank C. Cummings the Ninety-Fifth Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Celebrates 95th Birthday April 4, 2024

Please send celebratory videos and birthday wishes via email to 95thAMEBishop@gmail.com.



*CONGRATULATIONS! Rev. Dr. Robert A. Strode and Mrs. Shelby G. Strode
Celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 19, 2024.

Rev. Dr. Robert A. Strode and Mrs. Shelby G. Strode, Pastor and First Lady, Shorter Chapel AME Church, Paris, KY, are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 19, 2024. 

Congratulatory expressions may be sent to:
Iamabibleman@aol.com or

Mailing address:

PO Box 5422
Frankfort, KY 40602



*Washington, D.C. E Gail Anderson Holness, J.D., D.Min., AME Pastor Elected Delegate to the DC Democratic National Convention.

On Saturday, April 20, 2024 Dr. E Gail Anderson Holness, Senior Pastor,  Adams Inspirational AME Church Washington Annual Conference was elected a delegate to the DC Democratic National Convention. Delegates are selected to represent DC at the Democratic National Convention help elect the party's nominee for President, adopt the party platform and adopt the rules for the party's activities, including the presidential nominating process. Thirteen delegates were elected to represent the DC Democrats. Six delegates were elected from District One, (3 women, 3 men and 1 female alternate) and seven delegates from District 2 (4 men and 3 women). Dr. Holness was elected from District 1 as noted below. She will attend the National Convention that will be held in Chicago, Illinois, August 19-22, 2024. Dr. Holness serves as the Chairperson, DC Democrats Ward One which encompasses Howard University and the infamous 14 & U Street corridor. She is a graduate of Clark College now Clark Atlanta University and Howard University School of Law and Divinity.

Congratulatory responses can be emailed to:

E. Gail Anderson Holness, J.D. D.Min.


On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield and  Dr. Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker, Director/ Consultant  Social Action Commission, we extend congratulations as you praise God for the Joy of these significant milestones reached.


God Bless!

Ora L. Easley