The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church uses an episcopal system of governance, which means bishops provide the top leadership. Bishops are directed to provide oversight of the entire church as a board but have specific individual leadership responsibilities in a geographical area, called an episcopal district. An episcopal district is comprised of one or more annual conferences. There are 12 episcopal districts covering areas in the U.S. and overseas. They provide spiritual leadership to more than 1 million persons in a broad range of settings on five continents, including North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The Board of Bishops is the executive unit of the connectional church and play an important leadership role in helping to set the direction of the church and its mission throughout the world. It has the general oversight and promotion of the Church during the interim between General Conferences which is held every four years. The Board of Bishops meet semi-annually at such time and place as the majority of the Board shall determine and also at such other times as may be deemed necessary in the discharging of its responsibility as the executive unit of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.


Bishop George E. Battle, Jr.
Piedmont Episcopal District
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Bishop Kenneth Monroe
Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District
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Bishop Darryl B. Starnes, Sr.
Mid-West Episcopal District
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Bishop Dennis V. Proctor
North Eastern Episcopal District
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Bishop Mildred B. Hines
South Atlantic Episcopal District
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Bishop W. Darin Moore
Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District
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Bishop Seth O. Lartey
Alabama-Florida Episcopal District
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Bishop Michael A. Frencher, Sr.
Southwestern Delta Episcopal District
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Bishop Staccato Powell
Western Episcopal District
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Bishop George Crenshaw
Central Southern Africa Episcopal District
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Bishop Hilliard Dogbe
Western West Africa Episcopal District
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Bishop Uduak Effiong
Eastern West Africa Episcopal District
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Retired Bishops
Bishop Joseph Johnson
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Bishop Marshall H. Strickland
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Bishop Nathaniel Jarrett Jr.
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Bishop George W.C. Walker Sr.
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Bishop S. Chuka Ekemam
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Bishop Warren M. Brown
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Bishop Louis Hunter, Sr.
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  • December 25, 2017
    Merry Christmas
    Galatians 4:4-5
    But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
  • January 1, 2018
    Happy New Year
    2 Corinthians 5:17
    Therefore, if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away, behold, all things are become new!
  • January 15, 2018
    Martin Luther King Jr Day
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday for more information.
  • February 12-16, 2018
    Board of Bishops' and International Ministers & Lay Association Meeting
    Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel
    235 East Main Street
    Norfolk, VA
    Register by February 5, 2018!
  • February 14, 2018
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday is always celebrated on a Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday. For Christians, the day marks the first day of Lent and the starting of 6 weeks of fasting and penance.
  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    Lent
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness.
  • February 14, 2018
    Valentine's Day
    We love because he first loved us 1 John 4:19
  • March 11, 2018
    Daylight Savings Time
    Spring forward - Turn your clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m. local standard time (At 2 a.m. on March 11th, the clocks after they are moved forward an hour, will read 3 a.m. local daylight time).

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