Bishop Darryl B. Starnes, Sr.
Mid-West Episcopal District
Bishop Darryl B. Starnes, Sr.



Born: December 5, 1957

Married: Sis. Camille C. Starnes

Children: Three Children, Six Grandchildren

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Bishop Starnes graduated from Livingstone College where he received a B.A. degree in History. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama.


Bishop Starnes was ordained a deacon in The A.M.E. Zion Church in 1977 and an elder in 1979. He has held pastorates at Mt. Moriah/Mt. Ararat Circuit, Richburg, SC, Greater Warner Tabernacle, Knoxville, TN, Thompkin Chapel Metropolitan, Chattanooga, TN, Spottswood, New Britain, CT, Metropolitan, Birmingham, AL, Evans Metropolitan, Bennettsville, SC, and Wesley, Harrisburg, NC. In 1996, he was elected the Director of Evangelism for the A.M.E. Zion Church and served for twelve years. In 2008, he was elected the 96th bishop in the line of succession in the A.M.E. Zion Church. From 2008-2012, he served as the Presiding Prelate of the Southwestern Delta Episcopal District, which includes the Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Mississippi, Texas, and West Tennessee-Mississippi Annual Conferences. In 2012, he became the Presiding Prelate of the Mid-West Episcopal District, which includes the Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, and Trinidad and Tobago Annual Conferences. He currently serves as Chairman of the following Administrative Boards: Church Growth and Development, Worship and Ritual, and Public Affairs and Historical Society. He also serves as one of the representatives from the AME Zion Church on the National Council of Churches of Christ.


Bishop Starnes has served as Vice President of the Evangelism Program Ministries Unit of the National Council of Church of Christ. He has been an Adjunct-Professor at Hood Theological Seminary and at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL. Since 2006 he has served as the Secretary of Evangelism for the North American Section of the World Methodist Council and as the Chairman of Wesleyan Commission on Evangelism. In the spring of 2015, he was appointed as North American Officer to the World Methodist Council Steering Committee. 



 

  • December 25, 2016
    Merry Christmas
    Isaiah 7:14
    Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
  • January 1, 2017
    Happy New Year
    “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.”  Psalm 65:11
  • February 8, 2017
    Endowment Convocation for Hood Theological Seminary
    1810 Lutheran Synod Drive
    Salisbury, NC 28144
  • February 9, 2017
    Livingstone College Founder's Day Convocation
    10:00am
    701 West Monroe Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144
  • February 21-25, 2017
    Board of Bishops' Meeting
    Atlanta Airport Marriott
    4711 Best Rd
    College Park GA 30337
  • May 16-21, 2017
    Blue Ridge Annual Conference
    Camp Dorothy Walls Conference & Retreat Center
    495 Cragmont Road
    Black Mountain, NC 28711
    Phone: (828) 419-9200
    Fax: (828) 419-9222
  • May 19-20, 2017
    Hood Theological Seminary
    Closing Convocation 7pm
    Hood Theological Seminary Commencement 10am
    Salisbury, NC

  • May 22-28, 2017
    West Central NC Annual Conference
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Koury Convention Center
    Hosting: Wadesboro-Monroe District
  • May 30 - June 4, 2017
    Western NC Annual Conference
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Koury Convention Center
    Hosting: Statesville District
  • June 1-4 2017
    Colorado Annual Conference
    Spottswood AME Zion Church
    3301 Milwaukee Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    Pastor: Rev. Darwin D. Little
  • June 5-11, 2017
    New England Annual Conference
    Cross Street AME Zion Church, Host Church
    Radisson Hotel Cromwell
    100 Berlin Road
    Cromwell, CT 06416
  • June 14-18, 2017
    California Annual Conference
    Kyles Temple AME Zion Church
    912 Florida Street
    Vallejo, CA 94590
    Pastor: Rev. David T. Miller
  • June 28-July 2, 2017
    Southwest Rocky Mount Conference
    Martin Temple AME Zion Church
    1005 North Rose Street
    Compton, CA 90221
    Pastor: Rev. Celeste Ary
  • July 5-9, 2017
    Oregon / Washington Conference
    Community AME Zion Vancouver
    3605 East 13th Street
    Vancouver, WA 98661
  • July 18-27, 2017
    11th Quadrennial Connectional Lay Council Convention
    Knoxville Marriott
    Knoxville Tennessee
  • August 10-13, 2017
    Alaska Annual Conference
    Leake Temple AME Zion Anchorage
    430 North Hoyt Street
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    Pastor: Rev. Dr. Gina R. Casey

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