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
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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 Department
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
 

  • November 27, 2014
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Psalms 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
  • November 2014
    Founder's Day
    The Young Adult Missionary Society Annual Observance, shall be celebrated to recognize Dr. Willa Mae Rice as the Founder and Dr. Adlise Ivey Porter as the Organizing Coordinator.
  • December 7, 2014
    World Hunger Sunday
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
    Three decades ago, the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society accepted World Hunger as an annual mission challenge under the presidency of Mrs. Alcestis M. Coleman.  December 6, 1982 was designated as the first World Hunger Sunday and, thereafter, missionaries throughout our denomination observe World Hunger Day.
  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Accelerated Degree Program for Busy Adults
    Evening & Weekend College information session
    Price Building, Room 208
    For advance sign-up call 704-216-6038704-216-6038 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • December 25, 2014
    Merry Christmas
    Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.
  • January 1, 2015
    Happy New Year
    Proverbs 19:21
    Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it's the Lord's purpose that prevails.
  • January 4-10, 2015
    Spiritual Emphasis Week
    “A Week of Prayer, Praise, and Proclamation”
    Theme: "Teaching Believers to Obey Christ's Commands"
    The Important Lessons from the Gospel of St. John
    Scripture: John 13-17
    Sponsored by:
    The Department of Church Growth & Development
    Evangelism-Home Mission-Church Extension
    African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    Charlotte NC
    Dr. Otis T. McMillan, General Secretary Director
    visit: www.beamez.org for additional information
  • January 11, 2015
    Victory Day
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
    Observe the birthday of Miss Victoria Richardson, the first Secretary of the Youth Missionary Society. This program is developed by the General Secretary, Youth Missionaries.
  • January 18-25, 2015
    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
    Theme: 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Has Christ been divided?
  • January 19, 2015
    Martin Luther King Day
    A Federal Holiday held on the third Monday of January which celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • January 25, 2015
    Marie L. Clinton Day
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
    Celebrate the life of Marie L. Clinton, founder of the Buds of Promise Juvenile Missionary Society. This program is developed by the General Superintendent of the Buds of Promise.
  • February 2015
    Black History Month
    Theme: Civil Rights In America
    The theme for Black History Month in 2015 is "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture"
  • February 8, 2015
    Second Mile Observances
    Mary Gaither Meeks Agape Luncheon
    Agape Sunday
    Promotes the "Second Mile Offering" and undergirds home and overseas missions. The program is developed by the First Vice President.

  • February 14, 2015
    Happy Valentine's Day

    Mark 12:31
    The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
  • March 2015
    Women's History Month
    Americans observe this month and celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2014, with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Also visit www.WomensHistoryMonth.gov to learn more about the generations of women who have left enduring imprints on our history.
  • March 29, 2015
    Palm Sunday
    We remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. This day is also on the Sunday before Easter Sunday.
  • April 3, 2015
    Good Friday
    Good Friday is the day when we commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith.
  • April 5, 2015
    Easter Sunday

    The celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    He Lives!
  • April 15, 2015
    Tax Day
    Many United States residents mark Tax Day as the deadline to file their income tax details to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The date is usually on or around April 15.
  • May 7, 2015
    National Day Of Prayer
    Día Nacional de la Oración
    National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders.

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