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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
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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
   
 

  • The Episcopal Committee of the 50th Quadrennial Session of the AME Zion Church General Conference makes the following Episcopal Leadership Assignments for the 2016-2020 Quadrennial.

  • September 5, 2016
    Labor Day
    Labor Day was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.
  • September 14-18, 2016
    122nd North Alabama Annual Conference
    Beautiful AME Zion Church
    Tuscaloosa AL
  • September 27-30, 2016
    Leadership Training Institute
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Greensboro NC
  • October 17, 2016
    Boss's Day
    Boss's Day also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers.
  • November 8, 2016
    Election Day
    Citizens in the US who are registered can vote by popular ballot for candidates for public office at local, state, and national levels.
    Check your local Board of Elections websites for absentee, early voting, and other information and resources.
  • January 1, 2017
    Happy New Year
    “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.”  Psalm 65:11
  • November 16-20, 2016
    97th Session of the Pee Dee Annual Conference
    Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center
    745 Saluda Street. Rock Hill SC
    Cheraw-Bennettsville District, Host

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