The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church uses an episcopal system of governance, which means bishops provide the top leadership. Bishops are directed to provide oversight of the entire church as a board but have specific individual leadership responsibilities in a geographical area, called an episcopal district. An episcopal district is comprised of one or more annual conferences. There are 12 episcopal districts covering areas in the U.S. and overseas. They provide spiritual leadership to more than 1 million persons in a broad range of settings on five continents, including North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The Board of Bishops is the executive unit of the connectional church and play an important leadership role in helping to set the direction of the church and its mission throughout the world. It has the general oversight and promotion of the Church during the interim between General Conferences which is held every four years. The Board of Bishops meet semi-annually at such time and place as the majority of the Board shall determine and also at such other times as may be deemed necessary in the discharging of its responsibility as the executive unit of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.


Bishop George E. Battle, Jr.
Piedmont Episcopal District
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Bishop Kenneth Monroe
Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District
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Bishop Darryl B. Starnes, Sr.
Mid-West Episcopal District
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Bishop Dennis V. Proctor
North Eastern Episcopal District
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Bishop Mildred B. Hines
South Atlantic Episcopal District
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Bishop W. Darin Moore
Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District
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Bishop Seth O. Lartey
Alabama-Florida Episcopal District
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Bishop Michael A. Frencher, Sr.
Southwestern Delta Episcopal District
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Bishop Staccato Powell
Western Episcopal District
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Bishop George Crenshaw
Central Southern Africa Episcopal District
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Bishop Hilliard Dogbe
Western West Africa Episcopal District
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Bishop Uduak Effiong
Eastern West Africa Episcopal District
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Retired Bishops
Bishop Joseph Johnson
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Bishop Marshall H. Strickland
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Bishop Nathaniel Jarrett Jr.
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Bishop George W.C. Walker Sr.
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Bishop S. Chuka Ekemam
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Bishop Warren M. Brown
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Bishop Louis Hunter, Sr.
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  • September 23-27, 2017
    West Ghana Annual Conference
    J.C. Price Cathedral
    Winneba
  • October 4-8, 2017
    106th South Alabama Annual Conference
    Lomax-Hannon Junior College
    885 S Conecuh St.
    Greenville, AL 36037
    Presiding Prelate: Bishop Seth O. Lartey
    Host Church: St. Luke AME Zion Church
  • Dear Zionite
    The Board of Bishops of this great church are calling for us to give for the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. Our ultimate goal is to care for people and communities often overlooked and under served by the mainline supports given. No donation is too small and should be sent to:

    HURRICANE HARVEY DISASTER RELIEF
    A.M.E. ZION CHURCH DEPT. OF FINANCE
    c/o Dr. Shirley Welch, CFO
    A.M.E. Zion Corporate Headquarters
    3225 West Sugar Creek Road
    Charlotte, NC 28269

    For further information, you may call Headquarters at 704-599-4630

    Come Zion and let's rally together to support our people and others that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.
    Thank you!
  • October 3-4, 2017
    A Call To Action, Jobs, & Justice
    Hyatt Regency Crystal City
    2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Arlington VA
    October 3, 2017 @ 1pm
    "Faith Community Involvement in the Public Square"
    Hyatt Regency Crystal City
    October 3, 2017 @ 7pm
    Worship Service
    Israel Metropolitan CME Church
    557 Randolph St NW
    Washington DC
    Bishop McKinley Young, Guest Preacher
    Black Methodist United Choir, Special Music
    October 4, 2017 @ 10am
    Press Conference & Unveiling of Action Plan
    on Issues of Jobs of the Unemployed and Underemployed
    National Press Club
    529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
    Washington DC 20045
    with Congressman Maxine Waters
    43rd District / California

  • October 4-8, 2017
    Georgia Annual Conference
    Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center
    Rock Hill, SC
    Faith AME Zion, Host Church
  • Homecoming 2017
    October 26-28, 2017
    Homecoming Game
    October 28, 2017
    Livingstone College Golden Bears
    VS Fayetteville State Broncos
    1:30pm
    Alumni Memorial Stadium
  • October 16, 2017
    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.

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