Bishop Dennis V. Proctor
Alabama-Florida Episcopal District

Bishop Dennis V. Proctor



Married: Mrs. D. Diane Proctor

Children: Four Children

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A native of Buffalo, New York, and a graduate of the Syracuse, New York public school system, he received his Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) from Livingstone College, Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, a Clinical Pastoral Experience Diploma from Western Reserve Psychiatric Habilitation Center, a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University College of Law, and a Doctor of Ministry (Samuel D. Proctor/Otis Moss Fellow) from the United Theological Seminary. He was inducted into Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. He was honored by his Alma Mater to receive the Doctor of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary and Livingstone College. He was a featured lecturer at the prestigious Hampton University, Hampton Minister’s Conference. He was appointed by the University to be the Conference Historian, becoming the first Methodist to serve as an officer in the organization's history. In addition, one of his sermons is published in the book of "Outstanding Black Sermons Volume 4" Judson Press, and a contributing author in "Doing Church Vol.2" New Seasons Press.

He has served as a Fellow to Study the Presidency of the United States, a North Carolina Legislative Intern, North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership Fellow, Clerk for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Lt. Governor of American Bar Association Law Student Division, President of The Ohio State University Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus.

He is the Founding President of the Congress of National Black Churches, Baltimore Affiliate. He served on his denomination’s Connectional Budget Board, Overseas Missions Board and co-authored Christians Under Construction.


Bishop Proctor has held three pastorates: St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in Massillon, Ohio, where he led the congregation in the building of a new church and purchased a parsonage. His second pastorate was the St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church of Wilmington, North Carolina. There he led the congregation in remodeling the church, purchasing a new parsonage and commissioning a life size mural. His last pastorate was the historic Pennsylvania Avenue A.M.E. Zion Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Remodeling the facility, acquiring additional property, creating a full-time ministerial staff and implementing over twenty ministry areas are among his many accomplishments there. Each of his pastoral appointments accepted the challenge of technological development and biblical stewardship as a means of financing the work of Kingdom building.

In Atlanta, Georgia, during the 48th Quadrennial Session of the A.M.E. Zion General Conference, the Rev. Dr. Dennis V. Proctor was elected by the world church and consecrated the 97th Bishop in succession of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and assigned to the Western Episcopal District. He serves as Presiding Bishop of the Alabama-Florida Episcopal District.

He is a fifth generation preacher and the son of the late Rev. Emory C. and Rosie T. Proctor. He is married to the former Deborah Diane Wilson, and they are now officially empty nesters!

 

  • April 18, 2014
    Good Friday
    Good Friday is the day when we commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith.
  • 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

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