In A Bicentennial Commemorative History, The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1972-1996 by Bishop J. Clinton Hoggard, former Secretary of Christian Education, George L. Blackwell emphasized the significance of A.M.E. Zion’s schools and colleges when he addressed the 41st General Conference:
The church has no treasure more valuable than the institutions of higher learning founded and nurtured by it . . . The A.M.E. Zion Church has always counted on the marriage of liberal learning and vital piety as being the most profound form of faithfulness in the gospel.
The institutions in this department are:
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.
McGuire Funeral Services, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements. They are located at 7400 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012, Telephone: 202-882-6600.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that contributions be made to the Bishop Richard K. Thompson Endowment Scholarship at Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, North Carolina 28114.
We ask that you keep the Thompson family in your thoughts and prayers.