Bishop Kenneth Monroe
South Atlantic Episcopal District
Bishop Kenneth Monroe
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Kenneth Monroe began his life and ministry in the small town of Red Springs, NC. He received his elementary and secondary education from the public schools of Red Springs. He was baptized and became a member of the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Red Springs and was later called to preach at the age of seventeen.

Desiring to continue his education, he was encouraged and led to attend Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC. He received both the deacon and elders ordination by Bishop W. A. Hilliard in 1972 and 1974 respectively. Upon the completion of his undergraduate studies at Livingstone College and receiving the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Studies, he entered Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC. In December 1976, he graduated from Duke University Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity Degree. Later in 2003, he received the Doctor of Ministry Degree, Project Title, "TRANSFORMING MISTRUST TO TRUST: DEVELOPING A NEW SYSTEM OF CHURCH FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT," from Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT.

His pastoral experience include the Taylor’s Chapel and St. Mary A. M. E. Zion Churches, Kittrell, NC; Union Oak A. M. E. Zion Church, Hope Mills, NC; Trinity A. M. E. Zion Church, Southern Pines, NC; Metropolitan A. M. E. Zion Church, Kansas City, MO; and the Metropolitan A. M. E. Zion Church, Hartford, CT. He has also served the A. M. E. Zion Church as the Presiding Elder of the Kansas City District, which includes congregations in Kansas City, MO; Kansas City, KS; Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE. From 2001-2004 he served as Presiding Elder of the Nassau District of the Bahamas Island Annual Conference.

In July 2004, he was elected the 95th Bishop in succession of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. He was assigned the Western West Africa Episcopal District of the A. M. E. Zion Church located in the countries of Ghana, Togo, Liberia and Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). In December 2005, because of the death of the late Bishop Milton A. Williams, he was given the responsibility to supervise the Kentucky and Missouri Annual Conferences.

He currently serves as the Presiding Bishop of the South Atlantic Episcopal District – A. M. E. Zion Church (Pee Dee, Palmetto, South Carolina and Georgia Annual Conferences); Secretary – Board of Bishops – A. M. E. Zion Church; Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Clinton Junior College, Rock Hill, SC; Chair of the Board of Lay Activities – A. M. E. Zion Church; Chair of the Complications Commission; 1st Vice Chair of the Board of Global Missions, member of the Board of Trustees, Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC ; a member of the Pan Methodist Commission and a Silver Life Member of the NAACP.

He is the third son of the late Paul and Hazel Monroe of Red Springs, NC. He has been married to the former Sheila Wells since May 24, 1975. They are the parents of three children: Erica L. Green (Kansas City, MO); Kevin J. Monroe (Kansas City, KS) and Adria N. Monroe (Charlotte, NC) and six grandchildren (Destiny, Amonde, Devin, Jayden, London, and Kamryn of all Kansas City, MO).

He strives to live by the theme he has embraced as a means of inspiration and motivation for more than twenty –five years, "Making the Impossible Possible with God."
 

  • April 20, 2014
    Easter Sunday

    The celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    He Lives!
  • April 22-24, 2014
    Quadrennial Evangelism Congress
    Theme: "Fortifying Our Faith While Focusing On Our Future"
    Camp Dorothy Walls Conference & Retreat Center
    Black Mountain, NC
    www.campdorothywalls.org
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    Early Registration before March 30, 2014
  • April 23, 2014
    Administrative Professionals Day
    Administrative Professionals Day® is on the Wednesday of the last full week of April. It remembers the important role of administrative professionals.
  • April 23-27, 2014
    96th Virgin Island Annual Conference
    Beulah AME Zion Church, Host Church
    St. Croix, VI
    Bishop Kenneth Monroe, Presiding Prelate
    Rev. Richard Austin, Esq., Host Pastor
    Rev. Brian R. Thompson, Presiding Elder

  • May 1, 2014
    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.
  • May 2, 2014, 7pm
    Baccalaureate Service
    Livingstone College
    Varick Auditorium
  • May 3, 2014, 10am
    Commencement Ceremony
    Livingstone College
  • May 4-10, 2014
    Missionary Anniversary
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
  • May 11, 2014
    Mother's Day
    Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.
  • May 11, 2014
    Emma Clarissa Clement Day
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
  • May 17, 2014
    Armed Forces Day
    STRONG AND RESILIENT
    Prepared To Meet Any Challenge
    President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
  • May 17, 2014
    Worship Service with Communion for Graduates 8:30am
    Commencement 10:30am
    Hood Theological Seminary
  • May 22-25, 2014
    123rd Session of the Salisbury District Conference
    Moores Chapel AME Zion, Host Church
  • May 26, 2014
    Memorial Day
    Memorial Day commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.
  • June 3-8, 2014
    Blue Ridge Annual Conference
    St. Paul AME Zion Church, Host Church
    Rev. Mildred Twitty, Host Pastor
  • June 3-8, 2014
    Indiana Annual Conference
    Wallace Temple A.M.E. Zion Church
    1518 Forkner Street
    Anderson, IN 46016
  • June 5-8, 2014
    Colorado Annual Conference
    Spotwood AME Zion Church
    3301 Milwaukee Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    Rev. Alexander Person, Pastor
  • June 12-14, 2014
    Birmingham District Conference
    Old Ship AME Zion Church, Host Church
  • June 10-15, 2014
    South Florida Annual Conference
    Tampa District
    Rev. Lillian Matthew-Zakay, Host Presiding Elder
  • June 15, 2014
    Father's Day
    Father's Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives.

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