The General Officers of the A.M.E. Zion Church are elected administrative department heads that are created by and responsible to the General Conference and a supervising bishop. The purpose of these departments is to provide resources and services that will enable individual congregations to serve God effectively in the world. Through the work of these departments, The A.M.E. Zion Church is able to maintain a common vision, mission, and ministry throughout its worldwide connectional system.

Most all of the administrative departments have their own governing board of lay and clergy members. Others may just have a supervising bishop. Members of these boards are selected from individuals nominated by annual conferences and other groups. In addition to board members, there are staff members who coordinate and carry out the day-to-day ministry work of each department.

These administrative departments are organized by function. If you or your church organization needs assistance in any part of your ministry, the general officer or a staff person stands ready to assist you.


Rev. Dr. W. Robert Johnson III
General Secretary - Auditor
Department of Records & Research
View Biography
 
Mrs. Shirley Welch
Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer
Department of Finance
View Biography
 
Rev. Dr. Otis T. McMillan
Director of Evangelism
Department of Church Growth and Development
View Biography
 
Reverend Kathryn Brown
Secretary
Christian Education Department
View Biography
 
Dr. Mary A. Love
Editor
Department of Church School Literature
View Biography
 
Mrs. Addie Lisby
Editor
The Star of Zion
Coming Soon!
 
Dr. Kermit DeGraffenreidt
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Global Missions
View Biography
 
Reverend Dr. William McKenith
Editor, Secretary
Department of Quarterly Review & Historical Society
View Biography
 
Mr. David A. Aiken, Sr.
Secretary-Treasurer
Zion Benefits Services Inc.
View Biography
 
Dr. Bernard Sullivan
Director
Department of Health and
Social Concerns
View Biography
 
Rev. George E. McKain
Director
Department of Public Affairs
View Biography
   
 

  • 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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