The General Officers of the A.M.E. Zion Church are elected administrative department heads that are created by and responsible to the General Conference and a supervising bishop. The purpose of these departments is to provide resources and services that will enable individual congregations to serve God effectively in the world. Through the work of these departments, The A.M.E. Zion Church is able to maintain a common vision, mission, and ministry throughout its worldwide connectional system.

Most all of the administrative departments have their own governing board of lay and clergy members. Others may just have a supervising bishop. Members of these boards are selected from individuals nominated by annual conferences and other groups. In addition to board members, there are staff members who coordinate and carry out the day-to-day ministry work of each department.

These administrative departments are organized by function. If you or your church organization needs assistance in any part of your ministry, the general officer or a staff person stands ready to assist you.

General Secretary - Auditor
Department of Records & Research
Coming Soon!
Mrs. Shirley Welch
Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer
Department of Finance
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Rev. Dr. Otis T. McMillan
Director of Evangelism
Department of Church Growth and Development
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Reverend Kathryn Brown
Christian Education Department
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Department of Church School Literature
Coming Soon!
Mrs. Addie Lisby
The Star of Zion
Coming Soon!
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Global Missions
Coming Soon!
Reverend Dr. William McKenith
Editor, Secretary
Department of Quarterly Review & Historical Society
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Mr. David A. Aiken, Sr.
Zion Benefits Services Inc.
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Department of Health and
Social Concerns
Coming Soon!
Rev. George E. McKain
Department of Public Affairs
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  • February 24, 2018
    We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of:
    Rev. Mary Terrelle Stevens

    Family Hour: 2/24/2018 9am -11am
    Celebration of Life: 2/24/2018 11am

    First AME Zion Church
    54 McDounough Street
    Brooklyn NY 11216

    Expressions May Be Sent To:
    Mrs. Ruth Young
    176-16 Linden Blvd
    Jamaica NY 11434

    Mr. Michael A. Stevens, Sr.
    600 Gates Avenue, #6C
    Brooklyn NY 11221


  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    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.

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The People's AME Zion Church :: Syracuse, NY :: Reverend Daren C. Jaime, Pastor

CED Winter Meeting 2017



For Black History Month 2018, I am compelled to: