Welcome Zionites, all over the world, to the 49th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference of the AME Zion Church. It is off and running as the church seeks to set its course for the next four years and AMEZ.ORG will update you on all the events, especially, the election of bishops on Friday evening. Additionally, this quadrennial is being streamed live at

Bishop George W.C. Walker, Sr., Senior Bishop of the church presided over the opening session of the conference which began with a powerful worship service culminating with a passionate and challenging quadrennial sermon from Bishop Louis Hunter, Sr., Presiding Prelate of the Mid-Atlantic I Episcopal District.

With music from a choir from the host church, Little Rock AME Zion Church, the stage was set for the challenging sermon that provided the foundation for the work facing the church over the next week. Additionally, Sacrament of the Holy Communion service was held immediately after the sermon as the Board of Bishops sought to make sure that the purpose and direction of the conference was clear. Its all about the work of God’s church. Every bishop participated in the opening session either in prayer, scripture reading, and call to worship, hymn leading, responsive reading or other forms of assistance. It was indeed reverent and highly spiritual.

As the first day wore on, the tedious work before the delegates began with the Roll Call, Report of Committee on Credentials and Seating of Delegates, Committee on Rules Report and the Adoption of the General Conference Program Agenda.

Bishop Roy Holmes closed the afternoon session with the presentation of the Bishop’s Quadrennial Address/Report. The Report was received and accepted after several request including requesting that the Report be delegated to specific committees for implementation. Additionally, it was requested that the Report be made into a pdf file and placed on the corporate website AMEZ.ORG for distribution to the full church connection.

The day ended with a Welcome service presented by the host church and its pastor, Dr. Dwayne Walker. Included in the program were welcome activities from several areas of the church, the community and from the city of Charlotte represented by City Councilman James Mitchell.


  • 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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