Bishop Cecil Bishop (Retired)
 
Bishop Cecil Bishop (Retired)
 

Born: May 12, 1930

Married: Mrs. Marlene Y. Bishop

Children: Two Children



Bishop Bishop is a graduate of Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee where he received an A.B. degree. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Religion and a S.T.M. from Wesley Theological Seminary. In 1981, Bishop Bishop delivered papers on Sermon and Prayer Preparation to the New Jersey Conference and on Merging for Missions to bishops of the Christian Methodist Episcopal and AME Zion churches. In 1986 he was invited to preach at the World Methodist Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.



His pastorates included Center Grove AME Zion, Tobaccoville, NC; assistant pastor, John Wesley, Washington, D.C.; Clinton AME Zion, Rockville, Maryland; Trinity AME Zion, Greensboro, NC and pastor, John Wesley in Washington. He was elected 78th Bishop in succession in the AME Zion Church on July, 1980 and retired from service July, 2000.



He served in leadership positions on several boards of the A. M. E. Zion Church and with ecumenical organizations representing the Church. In retirement, he serves as vice chairman of the Family Social Service Board in Charlotte and is the board chair of Faith Partnership, Inc. located in Raleigh, NC. He made a note to let us know that he is enjoying immensely his two children as they grow through their teenage years.
 

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