Bishop George Crenshaw
Central Southern Africa Episcopal District

Bishop George Crenshaw



Born in Jefferson County Alabama, George Crenshaw was ordained as a Christian Minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1986. He is married to the former Laurenna Hardy of Birmingham, Alabama and is the father of two children Quentin Dewayne and Kennedy Diane.

Dr. Crenshaw has had a blessed and productive life in ministry having served in the capacities of Pastor and Presiding Elder. As a pastor, Dr. Crenshaw has served in Calcis, Alabama; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cheraw, SC; Lancaster SC, and presently is serving in Smyrna, Georgia at the Shaw Temple A.M.E Zion Church. His position as Presiding Elder has placed him in the Indianapolis District, Cheraw-Bennettsville District and Lancaster District.

Among his many accolades, Dr. Crenshaw holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from both Clinton College and Livingstone College; a B.A. from Indiana University, a Masters of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary, and a high school diploma from McAdory High School in McCalla, Alabama.

Dr. Crenshaw has exercised his dominant spiritual gifts of Administration, Teaching, Shepherding and Preaching to fashion a ministry designed to empower and edify.

In addition to his educational accomplishments, Dr. Crenshaw has held many outstanding memberships and positions as well as having been recognized for many distinguished acclaims. He has served as president of the Cheraw Branch of the NAACP. He is a member of the A.M.E. Zion Connectional Budget Board and served as First Vice President of the Presiding Elder’s Council 2001-2005. Pastor Crenshaw is a past board member of the Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw SC.

Dr. Crenshaw is a five time delegate to the A.M.E Zion Church General Conference, delegate to the 2001 World Methodist Conference in Brighton, England, 2006 World Methodist Conference in Seoul Korea and 2011 World Methodist Conference in South Africa. Dr. Crenshaw served as an Executive Board Member for the period 2006-11.

He is a 2000 James Varick Freedom Medal recipient and is a past President of Hood Theological Seminary Student Government Association. Dr. Crenshaw was a contributing Writer of the A.M.E Zion Church Christian Education Manual 2002.

He was recognized as the 1999 “Man of the Year” by the Lambda Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and recipient of the “Outstanding Community Leader” award from the Bennettsville Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Crenshaw is a community activist and was recognized as “Citizen of the Year” by the Cheraw Branch of the NAACP.

He is the founder of the Zion Center Community Development Cooperation in Cheraw, SC as well as the founder of the Cheraw-Bennettsville District A.M.E Zion Church Mass Choir.

Dr. Crenshaw presently serves as Chairman of the Budget Committee, Home Missions Treasurer, Vice Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee, and Member of the Admissions Committee and Conference Examiners for the Georgia Conference of the A.M.E Zion Church. Pastor Crenshaw is Founder and President of the Shaw Temple Biblical and Leadership Institute.

Dr. Crenshaw is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is a Life member of the Connectional Lay Council of the A.M.E. Zion Church and a Life member of the NAACP. Pastor Crenshaw received the 2011 Atlanta Gospel Choice Award as one of the "Chosen 10 Pastors" in the State of Georgia.


 

  • Summer Meeting
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    Holiday Inn Downtown/World's Fair Site
    525 Henley Street
    Knoxville TN 37902
    Tel: 877 320 8454 or 865 522 2800
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    Cost: $113 per night (taxes and fees are the same as for the Marriott)
  • May 4, 2017
    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 5, 2017
    Friday, 7pm
    Baccalaureate Service
    Livingstone College
    Varick Auditorium
    701 N. Monroe Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144
  • May 6, 2017
    Saturday, 9am
    Commencement Service
    Livingstone College
    Varick Auditorium
    701 N. Monroe Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144

  • May 7, 2017
    Happy Birthday
    Eastern North Carolina Episcopal
    Missionary Supervisor Sheila W. Monroe
  • May 14, 2017
    Mother's Day
    Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.
  • May 16-21, 2017
    Blue Ridge Annual Conference
    Camp Dorothy Walls Conference & Retreat Center
    495 Cragmont Road
    Black Mountain, NC 28711
    Phone: (828) 419-9200
    Fax: (828) 419-9222
  • May 19-20, 2017
    Hood Theological Seminary
    Closing Convocation 7pm
    Hood Theological Seminary Commencement 10am
    Salisbury, NC

  • May 22-28, 2017
    West Central NC Annual Conference
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Koury Convention Center
    Hosting: Wadesboro-Monroe District
  • May 29, 2017
    Memorial Day
    Memorial Day commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.
  • May 30 - June 4, 2017
    Western NC Annual Conference
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Koury Convention Center
    Hosting: Statesville District
  • June 1-4 2017
    Colorado Annual Conference
    Spottswood AME Zion Church
    3301 Milwaukee Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    Pastor: Rev. Darwin D. Little
  • June 5-11, 2017
    New England Annual Conference
    Cross Street AME Zion Church, Host Church
    Radisson Hotel Cromwell
    100 Berlin Road
    Cromwell, CT 06416
  • June 14-18, 2017
    California Annual Conference
    Kyles Temple AME Zion Church
    912 Florida Street
    Vallejo, CA 94590
    Pastor: Rev. David T. Miller
  • June 18, 2017
    Father's Day
    Proverbs 14:26 He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.

  • June 28-July 2, 2017
    Southwest Rocky Mount Conference
    Martin Temple AME Zion Church
    1005 North Rose Street
    Compton, CA 90221
    Pastor: Rev. Celeste Ary
  • July 4, 2017
    July 4th 1776 is celebrated as the birth of American Independence.
  • July 5-9, 2017
    Oregon / Washington Conference
    Community AME Zion Vancouver
    3605 East 13th Street
    Vancouver, WA 98661
  • July 19-21, 2017
    Connectional Council
    Knoxville Marriott
    Knoxville Tennessee
  • July 22-27, 2017
    11th Quadrennial Connectional Lay Council Convention
    Knoxville Marriott
    Knoxville Tennessee

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