• Dr. T.G. James with Bishop Frederick Calhoun James-

Dr. Theressa Gregg James, the very gracious Episcopal Supervisor Retired, celebrates her 96th Birthday, Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Dr. James the wife of Bishop Frederick Calhoun James, the Ninety-Third Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Dr. James is a graduate of their (she and Bishop James’) “Beloved” Allen University and Columbia University in New York, NY. She enjoyed a career in teaching while serving as First Lady and being actively involved in the life of the churches where the then, Rev. F.C. James was assigned, particularly with the Women’s Missionary Society and Young Peoples Division.  Dr. James’ dedication in Missions earned her a doctorate in Humanities from the University of Monrovia, Liberia in West Africa in 1988.

Dr. James actively and faithfully served as Episcopal Supervisor beside Bishop James in the Fifteenth/Eighteenth, Twelfth, Seventh, Ecumenical Officer and the Second Episcopal Districts. They were and remain “a model Christian Couple.”

A Birthday Luncheon will be held Tuesday, November 13th in honor of Dr. James.

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Birthday wishes can also be sent to:

Office of Bishop Frederick C. James, 3700 Forest Drive #420, Columbia, SC 29204

(803) 787-8201, (803) 787-8215 – FAX

And to: 2421 Lang Street (Home Address), Columbia, SC 29204, 803-256-8756


**General Officer Dr. Richard Allen Lewis, Treasurer / CFO Finance Department of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Recipient of the Rodgers Award at the Tenth Annual Joe and Honey Rodgers Christian Civic Leadership Dinner Celebration

The Tenth Annual Joe and Honey Rodgers Christian Civic Leadership Celebration Dinner sponsored by partners of Operation Andrew, honored the outstanding achievement of (3) persons in the Nashville Area. The event was held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Lipscomb University, Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr. Richard A. Lewis was honored as a recipient for his impact as a Christian Civic Leader.
Joe and Honey Rodgers were devoted to serving a wide range of interests in Nashville through their faith, in business, and by representing our country as Ambassadors to France.
The Rogers Award honors leadership across a broad cross-sector of civic service, elevated by characteristics of the Christian faith, investing in people, stimulating development and promoting integrity in many areas of life.
About Honoree Dr. Richard Allen Lewis, Sr:
Dr. Richard Allen Lewis, Sr. serves as Treasurer/CFO of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  He is the owner of Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors, President and CEO of Metrodee Inc./franchise of Captain D’s Restaurant and President and CEO of Transfare, Inc.  He served as Chairman of the Board and President of Citizens Savings Bank and Trust, Nashville.  Dr. Lewis graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in Business Administration and attained a graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University. He was also awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Payne Theological Seminary and Shorter College.  Presently he serves on the Board of Trustees for Tennessee State University and Wilberforce University.  He is married to Delorse Askins Lewis and they are the parents of Richard Allen II and Michael Anthony and granddaughter, Kennedi. 
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Mr. Bobby Rankin, owner/manager of Rankins Security Protective Services, the security coordinator oftentimes contracted to provide security for Connectional Meetings held by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, has recently been awarded one of the 6 Minority Security Contracts for the 2019 National Basket Ball Association's "All-Star" Game. The 68th NBA "All-Star" Game will take place at Spectrum Center, home of the Hornets, on Sunday, February 17, 2019
Congratulatory responses can be emailed to: (Bobby Rankin).


**The Reverend Terence R. Gray, I (Chair) along with the entire Central Conference Board of Examiners (Eleventh Episcopal District) extend heartfelt Congratulations to the Class on Admission (Itinerant Track) of the 118th Session of the Central Annual Conference


Congratulations to the Class on Admission (Itinerant Track) of the 118th Session of the Central Florida Annual Conference of the 11th Episcopal District (Bishop Adam Jefferson Jr. & Supervisor Connie Speights Richardson | Episcopal Team).
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Alonderay Abner-Johnson, PhD (New Bethel, Okahumpka); Mrs. Josephine Deamus Goodman (Saint Mark, Orlando); Ms. Regina Johnson-Crayton (Greater Saint Paul, Orlando); Mrs. Franshon Marie Reid-Barnes (daughter of Bishop Frank Madison III & Supervisor Marlaa Reid | Ecumenical & Urban Affairs Team) (Mt. Zion, Daytona Beach); and Ms. Rebecca Arlana Thompson (New Bethel, Geneva). 
Not pictured: Mr. Robby Anderson (Ward Chapel, Winter Park); Mr. Ezekiel Isaiah James Johnson (Allen Chapel, Daytona Beach)
Bishop Adam Jefferson, Jr. | Presiding Prelate
Mrs. Connie Speights Richardson | Episcopal Supervisor
The Reverend Terence R. Gray, I | Chair of the Board Examiners 
**Missiouri L. McPhee, MACE, MDiv, DHLit, DMin, BCCC, BCPC, TCM, CCTP, FT
Dean | 21st Century Ministerial Training Institute 
Board of Examiners 
Central Annual Conference
Eleventh Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Church


*Dr. Herman O. Kelly, Jr. will Present a Paper entitled The Black Rhetorical Traditions In The Civil Rights Movement

Dr. Herman O. Kelly, Jr., Pastor Of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana will be presenting a Paper entitled The Black Rhetorical Traditions In The Civil Rights Movement. This paper will be presented at The National African and African American Studies Conference in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Dr. Kelly is an adjunct Instructor at Louisiana State University in The African and African American Studies Program And In The College Of Education. This paper will highlight his research on The Black Rhetorical Traditions and how it assisted the Civil Rights Movement. He has edited Volume I And Volume II.




Rev. Jonathan C.  Augustine, the 46th pastor of Historic St. James AME Church in New Orleans, has been selected as 1 of only 50 to to receive a $5,000 academic scholarship from the Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation Religious Scholar's Program. Rev. Augustine is a second-year candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree at Duke University Divinity School.  The Church Mutual press release can be viewed here:

Rev. Augustine earned a B.A. from Howard University, as a fully-funded ROTC scholarship recipient and University Board of Trustees Scholar, before serving on active duty as a U.S. Army infantry officer and earning his J.D. from Tulane University Law School. He later earned his M.Div. from United Theological Seminary, as a fully-funded scholarship recipient, before completing a fellowship for further study at Princeton Theological Seminary.  Rev. Augustine currently serves as the national chaplain of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and an adjunct professor at Southern University Law Center.    
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