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."
 

  • May 24-29, 2016
    West Central NC Annual Conference
    Dorothy Walls Conference and Retreat Center
    Black Mountain, NC
  • May 30, 2016
    Memorial Day
    Memorial Day commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.
  • May 31 - June 4, 2016
    Western NC Annual Conference
  • June 6, 2016
    Happy Anniversary
    Bishop & Mrs. George E. Battle, Jr. 46th Anniversary
    Piedmont Episcopal District
  • June 6-11, 2016
    172nd Session of the New England Annual Conference
    Host Church: Belmont A.M.E.Zion Church
    Presiding Prelate: Bishop Mildred B. Hines
    visit http://belmontamezion.com/2016-annual-conference/ for additional information.
  • June 19, 2016
    Father's Day
    Proverbs 14:26 He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.

  • June 21-26, 2016
    195th New York Annual Conference
    St. Catherine's AME Zion Church, Host Church
    Rev. Michael J. Rouse, Sr., Host Pastor
    670 White Plains Rd
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • July 4, 2016
    July 4th 1776 is celebrated as the birth of American Independence.
  • July 5-10, 2016
    50TH Session of the
    Cornwall Annual Conference
    Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies
  • July 20-26, 2016
    50th General Conference of the AME Zion Church
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Greensboro, NC
  • 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 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

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