First Lady Yvette Williams, the wife of Rev. C. Dennis Williams, PhD, the new pastor of Smith Chapel A.M.E. Church in Dallas, Texas, will appear on Lifetime in the show entitled "Preachers Wives" airing Tuesday, April 16, 2013.Lifetime's new pilot, "Preachers Wives" offers a rare glimpse of some of LA's finest first ladies who proudly support their husbands in the pulpit and bring their gifts, talents and influence to the community to produce a spectacular Glitz and Gospel event for a cause near and dear to their hearts!  Our preachers wives are young, dynamic and no nonsense.   

 Mrs.  Alreda Postell celebrated her 102nd birthday on April 22nd. Mrs. Postell is the widow of Presiding Elder A.P. Postell of the 11th Episcopal District and mother of Mrs. Mary Vick and mother-in-law of Pastor Norman Vick of the Virginia Annual Conference, 2nd Episcopal District. Mrs. Postell is a member of St. Paul AME, Jacksonville, Florida. Praise God for His blessings.

Bishop Jeffrey Leath, Presiding Prelate of the Thirteenth Episcopal District and Dr. Susan Leath, Episcopal Supervisor, share great news of the graduation of their son and elder daughter.Jeffrey N. Leath, II will be conferred with a Masters of Science in Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) by The University of Michigan on May 4, 2013. The Reverend Jennifer S. Leath will be conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy in African American Studies and Religion (with concentration in Ethics) by Yale University on May 20, 2013.

Congratulations to "Historic" Allen Chapel's Youth Minister, Rev. Cynthia Womack, who received the "TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD" last evening at L.B. Johnson Elementary School - Grand Prairie, Texas where she is employed as a Music Teacher. Rev. Cynthia is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Raymond (Irene) Womack. Rev. Raymond Womack is a member of the Ministerial Staff of "Historic" Allen Chapel AME Church, Forth Worth, Texas, where the Rev. Dr. Sherryl Matlock is pastor

Congratulations to Miss Chasity Clarissa Broughton, daughter of Ms. Yvette Broughton, and granddaughter of the Late Rev. Dennis W. Broughton, Sr. and Mrs. Wilhelmenia B. Broughton (7th Episcopal District WMS Treasurer) and the niece of Rev. Dennis W. Broughton, Jr. Chasity received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, May 11, 2013, from Georgia Southern University.
 
Congratulations to Mr. Rickey Eugene Taylor, son of Dr. Wilma Broughton and the grandson of the Late Rev. Dennis W. Broughton Sr. and Mrs. Wilhelmenia B. Broughton, (7th Episcopal District WMS Treasurer), and the nephew of Rev. Dennis W. Broughton, Jr.  Rickey received his Bachelor of Science Degree, May 10, 2013 from Clemson University.
 
Reverend Nachia Mion Woods, itinerant deacon at St. Paul AMEC, Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Cum Laude, on May 11, 2013.
 
Ms. Raqueal Marie Pullums, daughter of the Reverend Reginald Pullums, pastor of St. Paul AMEC, Woodburn, Kentucky, graduated from the University of Louisville, Bachelor of Science on May 11, 2013.
 
The Reverend Janet Seay, Local Elder, Greater Taylor AME Church of the West Kentucky Conference, graduated from David Lipscomb University, Bachelors of Science on May 4, 2013.
  
. LeTishia Dowdell Johnson, daughter-in-law of Presiding Elder Ralph and Patricia Johnson of the West Kentucky Conference, graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University, Masters of Education on May 4, 2013.
 
Presiding Elder Ralph E. Johnson, Louisville-Paducah District of the West Kentucky Conference, will graduate from Union University, Masters of Theology in Christian Studies on May 18, 2013.
 
 Congratulations to the Rev. Arnold A. Porter who received his Masters of Divinity with honors from St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, Florida on May 11, 2013. He is the pastor of Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Orlando, Florida located in the 11th Episcopal District. 
 
Congratulations to Adam Scott Green, the son of Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr. and Dr. Ava SB Green, who graduated on May 16, 2013 from Medstar Washington Hospital Center-Washington, DC Department of Spiritual Care, Clinical Pastoral Care after completing the requirements of one unit of Level I Clinical Pastoral Education according to the standards of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
 
Reverend Dr. Michael W. Waters, founder and Senior Pastor of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church in Dallas, Texas, was honored with The Humanitarian Award of the South Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. at the 50th Annual V. Alyce Foster Trailblazer Luncheon on Saturday, April 27th.  
 
Corey Edward Sydnor, grandson of the Rev. Dr. Calvin and the Rev. Dr. Charlotte B. Sydnor commissioned U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant and will graduate from Morehouse College. The Rev. Dr. Calvin  and the Rev. Dr. Charlotte B. Sydnor share the good news that their grandson, Corey Michael Sydnor will graduate from Morehouse College on Sunday May 19, 2013 with a degree in biology. On Monday, May 13, 2013, he will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Engineer Corps. Soon to be 2nd Lieutenant Corey Sydnor is the son of Dr. Calvin H. Sydnor IV and Joanna Wells Sydnor of Hampton Virginia.
 
Retired General Officer and Presiding Elder Kenneth and Dr. Roberta Hill, share great news of the graduation of their Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary will confer the Reverend Kamas C. Hill with a Doctor of Philosophy in American Religious History on May 17, 2013.
  
Tiffany M. Kelly, daughter of Dr. Herman Kelly, Jr. and Linda Kelly, Pastor and First Lady of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, LA completed her freshman year at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. Tiffany made the Dean's List in H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business for the Fall with a GPA of 3.8 and the Spring with a GPA of 3.6. She was also initiated in the Alpha Kappa Psi, a Business Fraternity. Due to her performance she was invited to enroll in the honors program at Nova Southeastern in which only 10 percent of the student body is invited.

The family of Marcus Louis Harvey proudly announces the educational milestone of his doctoral graduation.  Marcus is the son of Dr. Louis Charles Harvey, Presiding Elder Potomac District, Washington Annual Conference of the 2nd Episcopal District and Sharon E. Jefferson of the 3rd Episcopal District, Dayton, Ohio. On Monday, May 13, 2013 Marcus will be conferred with Distinction, the Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Religion by Emory University - Laney Graduate School, Atlanta, Georgia.

The Rev. Anthony R. Sanders, Pastor of Ebenezer AMEC in Cape Charles, VA, has been promoted to MASTER CHIEF, the highest rank he can go in the NAVY.  The ceremony was held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the BAE Shipyard. He shares this joy with his wife, Jennifer, children and his family.
    
Reverend Lula Martin Sanderson, daughter of Presiding Elder Linda F. Thomas-Martin, Presiding Elder, South Memphis District, 13th Episcopal District and Reverend and Mrs. Elmer S. Martin, 3rd Episcopal District, received her Masters of Divinity Degree, May 18, 2013, from Memphis Theological Seminary.
  
Derek A. Griffin graduated from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Friday, May 10th, with a Bachelor's Degree in History and with minors in Political Science and Secondary Education. He will be continuing his education by going into the teaching internship for certification as well as working towards a Degree in Teacher Education. Derek is the son of the late Rev. Phillip B. Griffin, Sr., former itinerant elder in the 13th Episcopal District and Mrs. Doreen Griffin, a member of Bethel AME Church, Chattanooga, TN.
  
On April 23, 2013, Dr. Joanne E Williams Cooper, Wife of General Secretary, Dr. Jeffery Cooper was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society at a banquet in her honor at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. where she serves on the School of Medicine Faculty.  The selection was based on her outstanding scholastic achievement, integrity, capacity for leadership, compassion, and fairness in dealing with colleagues
 
Retired Presiding Elder Robert E. Keesee, North Nashville District, Tennessee Conference, 13th Episcopal District, had conferred upon him the Honorary Doctorate Degree by Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, Ohio, Leah Gaskin Fitchue, Ed.D, President, on May 17, 2013 during the commencement exercises. Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot, retired, presented the Reverend Robert E. Keesee for his honorary degree.
 
Cara Leigh Davis has been selected for a summer internship as an EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) undergraduate researcher at Claflin University. She is working with Research Mentor Dr. Jianguo Chen, researching, and conducting experiments on Fluorescence and the Taq Man Probe, using methods such as Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), Short Tandem Repeat (STR), Real-time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) all forms of Genotyping.  She and her fellow lab intern will create a Taqman Probe from an assigned sequence of DNA. Cara will also teach high school students laboratory basics and assist them in experiments.  Cara's research grant is funded by the National Science Foundation. Cara is a junior biology major at Claflin University, where she is a Chapel Assistant and a member of the Concert Choir, an Orientation Leader and Peer Mentor.  Cara is the granddaughter of Bishop and Mrs. Z.L. Grady (ret.), the daughter of Felita Grady Davis and the late Melvin Davis, the niece of Rev. Carey A Grady, (India), and Mrs. Constance Grady -Woodberry (Kenneth).

Congratulations To Rev. Dr. Joan L. Wharton and Mr. and Mrs. Simeon and Danielle Wharton on the Birth of a Baby Boy.“Praise The Lord!!!  We are praising God for the birth of Austin Jonah Wharton, born Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.  Baby Austin Jonah Wharton weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces. Baby Austin is the fourth grand-child and first grand-son of Pastor Joan L. Wharton, pastor of  Evergreen A.M.E. Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the second child of Simeon and Danielle Wharton, officers of Empowerment Temple A.M.E. Church, Baltimore, Maryland.  The late grandmother Joyce D. Harrod would be very proud. 

Congratulations to (J.A.) James A. Alexander, Jr., Sixth Episcopal District. J.A. recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University with a degree in Psychology. Last year, J.A. received his license to preach, and he was elected to serve as the Youth member of the General Board for the Sixth Episcopal District.  Please pray for him as he furthers his education in Seminary and Law School at Vanderbilt University. He is the son of Rev. James A. Alexander, Sr., Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Columbus, GA and Mrs. Charmaine Alexander, Financial Secretary of CONN-M-SWAWO, Plus, P.K.s.

Congratulations to Mrs. Lillian M. Joubert on the birth of her grandson, H.A. Joubert. Baby H.A. is the son of Cedric George and Ronell Joubert. "Thanking God that all went well with the birth and that both mother and baby enjoys excellent health." Mrs. Lillian M. Joubert, is the widow of the late Reverend Henry Aaron Joubert, Presiding Elder, Cape Conference, 15th Episcopal District.

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