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."

  • December 25, 2015
    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.
  • December 27-30, 2015
    "Truthville" CED AMEZ Winter Meeting
    "Beyond the Bounds"
    Hyatt Regeny
    New Orleans, LA
  • January 1, 2016
    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 3-9, 2016
    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: for additional information
  • January 10, 2016
    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 17-23, 2016
    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
    Christians from around the world come together to pray for faith and devotion.
  • January 18, 2016
    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 20-24, 2016
    Bahama Islands Annual Conference
    Nassau, Bahamas
  • February 2016
    Black History Month
    Black History Month is a month set aside to learn honor and celebrate the achievements of African Americans through history.
    2016 Theme: Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory

  • February 10, 2016
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lenten discipline.
  • February 14, 2016
    Happy Valentine's Day

    Mark 12:31
    The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
  • March 25, 2016
    Good Friday
    Good Friday is the day when we commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith.
  • March 27, 2016
    Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday

    The celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    He Lives!
  • April 15, 2016
    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.
  • April 27, 2016
    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. Administrative Professionals Day was formerly known as "Secretaries Day". This observance was created to recognize Administrative Professionals and any individual, upon whose skills and efficiency many government and business offices depend. Today the observance also promotes the opportunity for employers to provide opportunities for learning and growth.

  • May 5, 2016
    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 6, 2016
    Happy Birthday Bishop Hines!
    Bishop Bonnie Hines' Birthday

    So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:12

  • May 6, 2016, 7pm
    Baccalaureate Service
    Livingstone College
    Varick Auditorium
    701 N. Monroe Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144
  • May 8, 2016
    Mother's Day
    Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.
  • May 30, 2016
    Memorial Day
    Memorial Day commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.

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