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Leadership

The Council of Bishops is the Executive Branch of the Connectional Church. It has the general oversight of the Church during the interim between General Conferences. The General Officers manage the departments of the Church. The Connectional Officers head the many Connectional Departments. The Judicial Council is the highest judicatory body of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Bishops of the Church

The Bishops are the Chief Officers of the Connectional Organization. They are elected for life by a majority vote of the General Conference which meets every four years. Bishops shall be retired at that General Conference when the Bishop’s seventy-third (73rd) birthday is on or before July 15th of the General Conference Year.

  • Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram
    Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram

    FIRST DISTRICT

    Order Elected: 118
    Retirement Year: 2020
    3801 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 662-0506
    (215) 662-0199 (FAX)
    www.firstdistrictame.org
    Bermuda, Delaware, New England, New Jersey, New York, Western New York, and Philadelphia
    • Bishop William P. DeVeaux Sr.
      Bishop William P. DeVeaux Sr.

      SECOND DISTRICT

      Order Elected: 113
      Retirement Year: 2016
      1134 11th Street, NW, Suite 300
      Washington, DC 20001
      (202) 842-3788
      (202) 289-1942 (FAX)
      www.ame2.com
      Baltimore, Washington, Virginia, North Carolina and Western North Carolina
      • Bishop McKinley Young
        Bishop McKinley Young

        THIRD DISTRICT

        Order Elected: 109
        Retirement Year: 2020
        288 South Hamilton Road
        Columbus, OH 43213-2034
        (614) 575-2279
        (614) 575-2375 (FAX)
        www.thirddistrictame.org
        Ohio, Pittsburgh, North Ohio, South Ohio and West Virginia
        • Bishop John Richard Bryant
          Bishop John Richard Bryant

          FOURTH DISTRICT

          Order Elected: 106
          Retirement Year: 2016
          Bishop Richard Allen House
          4448 South Michigan Avenue
          Chicago, IL 60653
          (773) 955-9825
          (773) 955-9840 (FAX)
          www.ame4.net
          www.ame4.org
          Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, Michigan, Canada and India
          • Bishop Theodore Larry Kirkland
            Bishop Theodore Larry Kirkland

            FIFTH DISTRICT

            Order Elected: 114
            Retirement Year: 2016
            4519 Admiralty Way, Suite 205
            Marina Del Ray, CA 90292
            (310) 577-8530
            (310) 577-8540 (FAX)
            www.amec5th.net
            California, Southern California, Desert Mountain, Midwest, Missouri, and Pacific Northwest
            • Bishop Preston Warren Williams II
              Bishop Preston Warren Williams II

              SIXTH DISTRICT

              Order Elected: 119
              Retirement Year: 2016
              2900 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Building A
              Atlanta, GA 30341-4156
              (770) 220-1770
              (770) 220-9996 (FAX)
              www.ame6.org
              Georgia, Southwest Georgia, Atlanta-North, Macon, South Georgia and Augusta
              • Bishop Richard Franklin Norris
                Bishop Richard Franklin Norris

                SEVENTH DISTRICT

                Order Elected: 114
                Retirement Year: 2016
                110 Pisgah Church Road
                Columbia, SC 29203
                (803) 935-0500
                (803) 935-0830 (FAX)
                Palmetto, South Carolina, Columbia, Piedmont, Northeast South Carolina, and Central South Carolina
                • Bishop Julius Harrison McAllister
                  Bishop Julius Harrison McAllister

                  EIGHTH DISTRICT

                  Order Elected: 129
                  Retirement Year: 2024
                  5450 Executive Place
                  Jackson, MS 39206
                  (601) 366-8240
                  (601) 366-8175 (FAX)
                  www.ame8.org
                  South Mississippi, North Mississippi, Central North Louisiana, and Louisiana
                  • Bishop James Levert Davis
                    Bishop James Levert Davis

                    NINTH DISTRICT

                    Order Elected: 123
                    Retirement Year: 2028
                    1040 19th Street North
                    Birmingham, AL 35203
                    (205) 326-4499
                    (205) 326-4434 (FAX)
                    www.ninthamec.org
                    Alabama River Region, Southeast Alabama, Northeast Alabama, Southwest Alabama, Northwest Alabama
                    • Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie
                      Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

                      TENTH DISTRICT

                      Order Elected: 117
                      Retirement Year: 2020
                      4347 S. Hampton Road, Suite 245
                      Dallas, TX 75232
                      (214) 333-2632
                      (214) 333-1960 (FAX)
                      www.10thdistrictame.org
                      Texas, Southwest Texas, North Texas and Northwest Texas
                      • Bishop Adam J. Richardson Jr.
                        Bishop Adam J. Richardson Jr.

                        ELEVENTH DISTRICT

                        Order Elected: 115
                        Retirement Year: 2024
                        101 East Union Street, Suite 301
                        Jacksonville, FL 32202
                        (904) 355-8262
                        (904) 356-1617 (FAX)
                        www.11thdistrictamec.org
                        Florida, Central, South, West Coast, East, Bahamas
                        • Bishop Samuel Lawrence Green Sr.
                          Bishop Samuel Lawrence Green Sr.

                          TWELFTH DISTRICT

                          Order Elected: 125
                          Retirement Year: 2036
                          P. O. Box 147
                          Little Rock, AR 72203-0147
                          (501) 375-4310
                          (501) 375-0306 (FAX)
                          www.12thdistrictame.org
                          Oklahoma State, Arkansas, East Arkansas, and West Arkansas
                          • Bishop Jeffrey Nathaniel Leath
                            Bishop Jeffrey Nathaniel Leath

                            THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

                            Order Elected: 128
                            Retirement Year: 2032
                            500 8th Avenue South, Suite 201
                            Nashville, TN 37203
                            (615) 242-6814
                            (615) 242-2496 (FAX)
                            www.ame13.org
                            www.ame13.com
                            www.ame13.net
                            Tennessee, East Tennessee, West Tennessee, Kentucky and West Kentucky
                            • Bishop Clement W. Fugh
                              Bishop Clement W. Fugh

                              FOURTEENTH DISTRICT

                              Order Elected: 131
                              Retirement Year: 2024
                              512 8th Avenue South, Suite 103
                              Nashville, TN 37203
                              (615) 744-6244 (US)
                              34 Camp Johnson Road
                              Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa
                              (231) 888-023655 (Liberia)
                              website
                              Liberia, Central Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote D’ Ivoire and Togo-Benin
                              • Bishop David Rwhynica Daniels Jr.
                                Bishop David Rwhynica Daniels Jr.

                                FIFTEENTH DISTRICT

                                Order Elected: 124
                                Retirement Year: 2032
                                39 Kasselsvlei Road
                                Bellville South
                                7530
                                R.S.A.
                                +27 21 961 4230 Ext 12
                                +27 21 951 4371 (FAX)
                                Angola, Cape, Eastern Cape, Kalahari, Namibia, and Queenstown
                                • Bishop John Franklin White
                                  Bishop John Franklin White

                                  SIXTEENTH DISTRICT

                                  Order Elected: 130
                                  Retirement Year: 2024
                                  P. O. Box 61606, Ft. Myers, FL 33906-1606
                                  876-702-2818 – Office
                                  876-792-3978 – FAX
                                  +1954-416-3306 – Skype
                                  www.ame16th.com
                                  Guyana/Suriname, Virgin Islands, European, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Winward Islands
                                  • Bishop Wilfred Jacobus Messiah
                                    Bishop Wilfred Jacobus Messiah

                                    SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT

                                    Order Elected: 120
                                    Retirement Year: 2028
                                    AME Church
                                    17th Episcopal District
                                    Indeco House
                                    16th Floor Western Wing
                                    Cairo Road
                                    Lusaka
                                    10101
                                    Zambia
                                    011-260-1225967 – Phone/FAX
                                    Southeast Zambia, Southwest Zambia, Northeast Zambia, Northwest Zambia, Zambezi, Congo Brazzaville, Katanga, Kananga, Kinshasa, Mbuji-mayi, Rwanda, Burundi and Tshikapa
                                    • Bishop John Franklin White
                                      Bishop John Franklin White

                                      EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT

                                      Order Elected: 130
                                      Retirement Year: 2024
                                      P.O. Box 223, Masseru, 100, Lesotho
                                      011-26622320869 – Office
                                      011-26622310548 – FAX
                                      011-26622311801 – Residence
                                      +1954-416-3306 – Skype
                                      USA:
                                      P.O. Box 61606, Ft. Myers, FL 33906-1606
                                      239-363-1226 – Telephone
                                      Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Swaziland
                                      • Bishop Paul J.M. Kawimbe
                                        Bishop Paul J.M. Kawimbe

                                        NINETEENTH DISTRICT

                                        Order Elected: 121
                                        Retirement Year: 2036
                                        18 Cor. Phillips & Anderson
                                        P.O. Box 261306 / Ex Com 2023
                                        Johannesburg, RSA
                                        (011) 27-11-334-7258
                                        (011) 27-11-334-7120 (FAX)
                                        www.ame19thdistrict.co.za
                                        Orangia, Natal, M.M. Mokone Memorial Conference, East, West
                                        • Bishop Reginald T. Jackson
                                          Bishop Reginald T. Jackson

                                          TWENTIETH DISTRICT

                                          Order Elected: 132
                                          Retirement Year: 2028
                                          604 Seven Oaks Road
                                          Orange, NJ 07050
                                          (862) 704-2956
                                          Malawi North, Malawi South, Malawi Central, Northeast Zimbabwe, Southwest Zimbabwe, Central Zimbabwe
                                          • Bishop Reginald T. Jackson
                                            Bishop Reginald T. Jackson

                                            Ecumenical Officer & Endorsing Agent

                                            Order Elected: 132
                                            Retirement Year: 2028
                                            604 Seven Oaks Road
                                            Orange, NJ 07050
                                            (862) 704-2956
                                            • Bishop E. Earl McCloud Jr.
                                              Bishop E. Earl McCloud Jr.

                                              LOCATED

                                              Order Elected: 127
                                              Retirement Year: 2028
                                              P. O. Box 31043
                                              Atlanta, GA 31131-0043
                                              (404) 691-1091
                                              (404) 691-1092 (FAX)

                                              Retired Bishops

                                              • Frederick Hilborn Talbot
                                                Frederick Hilborn Talbot

                                                Order Elected: 90

                                                92-B Smithfield
                                                Frederiksted, VI 00840
                                                (615) 429-0081
                                                Email
                                                • John Hurst Adams
                                                  John Hurst Adams

                                                  Order Elected: 87

                                                  2500 Peachtree Rd NW, #206N
                                                  Atlanta, GA 30305
                                                  (404) 467-8533
                                                  (404) 523-2061 – FAX
                                                  • Vinton Randolph Anderson
                                                    Vinton Randolph Anderson

                                                    Order Elected: 92

                                                    22 West Sherwood Dr.
                                                    St. Louis, MO 63114
                                                    (314) 427-2711
                                                    Email
                                                    • Frederick Calhoun James
                                                      Frederick Calhoun James

                                                      Order Elected: 93

                                                      3700 Forest Drive #420
                                                      Columbia, SC 29204
                                                      (803) 787-8201
                                                      (803) 787-8215 – FAX
                                                      • Frank Curtis Cummings
                                                        Frank Curtis Cummings

                                                        Order Elected: 95

                                                        4118 Paran Pines Dr.
                                                        Atlanta, GA 30327
                                                        (404) 266-3540
                                                        Email
                                                        • Philip Robert Cousin Sr.
                                                          Philip Robert Cousin Sr.

                                                          Order Elected: 96

                                                          1322 Rosemary Drive
                                                          Bolingbrook, IL 60490
                                                          (815) 577-9706
                                                          Email
                                                          • Henry Allen Belin Jr.
                                                            Henry Allen Belin Jr.

                                                            Order Elected: 104

                                                            4570 Regency Trace, SW
                                                            Atlanta, GA 30331
                                                            (404) 349-4314 – HOME/FAX
                                                            Email
                                                            • Robert Vaughn Webster
                                                              Robert Vaughn Webster

                                                              Order Elected: 110

                                                              4710 University Blvd
                                                              Jacksonville, FL 32277
                                                              (904) 744-0933
                                                              No Email
                                                              • Zedekiah Lazett Grady
                                                                Zedekiah Lazett Grady

                                                                Order Elected: 111

                                                                1 Wespanee Drive
                                                                Charleston, SC 29407
                                                                (843) 766-9569
                                                                (843) 556-8659 – FAX
                                                                • Cornal Garnett Henning Sr.
                                                                  Cornal Garnett Henning Sr.

                                                                  Order Elected: 112

                                                                  9301 11th Avenue
                                                                  Inglewood, CA 90305
                                                                  (310) 259-6310
                                                                  (601) 519-8876
                                                                  Email
                                                                  • Carolyn Tyler Guidry
                                                                    Carolyn Tyler Guidry

                                                                    Order Elected: 122

                                                                    6568 Foggy Oak Drive
                                                                    Fairburn, GA 30213
                                                                    (770) 964-2003 (h) or (323) 574-4332 (c)
                                                                    Email