Bishop Seth O. Lartey
Alabama-Florida Episcopal District

Bishop Seth O. Lartey



Born:  July 10, 1956, Monroeville, Liberia

Married: Mrs. Jacqueline Inez Williams-Lartey

Children: Three Children

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Bishop Lartey is a 1976 graduate of the A.M.E. Zion Academy, Monrovia, Liberia and the Liberian Baptist Theological Seminary, 1980 with a B.Th. degree. He received a B.A. degree in Intermediate Education from Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina in 1987. He’s a graduate of the School of Divinity at Duke University where he received a Master’s degree in Religious Education. He received his D.Min. degree in 2003 from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Bishop Lartey has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors among them, Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities, Presidential Scholar, NAACP Presidential Award and the State of NC NAACP Man of the Year Award.



His pastorates began with St. Matthais AME Zion Church (West Africa) 1980-82. He moved to St. John AME Zion, Wilson, NC as Associate Pastor 1983-85. He was made Interim Pastor at Trinity AME Zion Church in Wilson in 1985. Later in 1985 he was made Pastor at Invitation AME Zion Church in Snow Hill, NC 1985-1987. He was moved to Mt. zion AME Zion Church in Elizabethtown, NC 1987-1992. In 1992 he was moved to Goler Memorial AME Zion in Winston-Salem, NC where he would remain for 20 years. Bishop Lartey was elevated to the episcopacy from Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church as the 100th bishop in succession.



Bishop Lartey is the Founder and President of the Goler Institute for Development and Education, Inc. He is also Founder and President of the Goler Community Development Corporation Inc. Bishop Lartey is Chaplain at the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He serves on numerous boards including Camp Dorothy Walls Conference and Retreat Center Board of Directors and the Brotherhood Pension Board of the A.M.E. Zion Church.


 

  • December 25, 2017
    Merry Christmas
    Galatians 4:4-5
    But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
  • January 1, 2018
    Happy New Year
    2 Corinthians 5:17
    Therefore, if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away, behold, all things are become new!
  • January 15, 2018
    Martin Luther King Jr Day
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday for more information.
  • February 12-16, 2018
    Board of Bishops' and International Ministers & Lay Association Meeting
    Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel
    235 East Main Street
    Norfolk, VA
    Register by February 5, 2018!
  • February 14, 2018
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday is always celebrated on a Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday. For Christians, the day marks the first day of Lent and the starting of 6 weeks of fasting and penance.
  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    Lent
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness.
  • February 14, 2018
    Valentine's Day
    We love because he first loved us 1 John 4:19
  • March 11, 2018
    Daylight Savings Time
    Spring forward - Turn your clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m. local standard time (At 2 a.m. on March 11th, the clocks after they are moved forward an hour, will read 3 a.m. local daylight time).

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