*Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot, the 90th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates Ninety-First Birthday October 13th
Greetings in the precious name of Jesus Christ, our reconciled and redeeming Savior! I pray that you will join me now in fervent prayers as I celebrate my ninety-first birthday on Saturday, October 13th. In the words of Henry McNeil Turner, the twelfth bishop, liturgist and missionary pioneer, “I thank God for mercies seen and unseen.” And for the innumerable surprises in my career, I exclaim with Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne, our 6th bishop, pioneer, historiographer and liturgist extraordinaire, “My, My, My!” Thanks to God and to my church for the privilege and honor of electing and consecrating me the ninetieth bishop serving for thirty-two years and fulfilling the mission of our Bethel. Thank God for Sylvia who has partnered and blessed my life for more than 60 years. Pray for our strength for the rest of our journey! Simply and briefly put, God has been “embarrassingly good.”
Sincerely and humbly,
Frederick Hilborn Talbot, D.Min., C.C.H.
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*Rev. Mark Washington is sworn in as first African-American City Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
Mark Washington began as City Manager on October 1, 2018. Mark has worked in local government for nearly 23 years, most recently as Assistant City Manager for the City of Austin, Texas. He most recently served as pastor of Vision of Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church in Austin. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He has a bachelor of business administration in human resources management from Tarleton State University, a master of business administration from Amberton University and a master of arts and doctorate in education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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