Editor, Secretary, Department of Quarterly Review & Historical Society  ::  Reverend Dr. William McKenith



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Reverend Dr. William McKenith
Editor, Secretary
Department of Quarterly Review & Historical Society



Reverend Dr. William McKenith, a native New Jerysian, graduated from Norfolk State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

He preached his trial sermon in 1992 at the Shiloh A. M. E. Zion Church in Englewood, NJ, under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Stanley C. Dennison. Answering the “call” to preach the gospel initiated a career transition from twenty years of professional sales, with the likes of Merrill Lynch and Proctor and Gamble, for a vocation in pastoral ministry.

A significant achievement during his transition into ministry was having the Master of Divinity degree, New York Theological Seminary, conferred in 1996. After which Reverend McKenith received his first pastoral appointment to the Williams Chapel A. M. E. Zion Church Passaic, NJ. He, however, continued his education by enrolling in Ph.D. studies at Drew University. Later in 2000 Rev. McKenith was appointed to pastor Metropolitan A. M. E. Zion Church in Ridgewood, NJ.

He was conferred the Master of Philosophy degree in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree in 2004, specializing in philosophy of religion and phenomenological theology

After completing his terminal degree, Dr. McKenith accepted an Associate Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Ministerial Studies position at Hood Theological Seminary in 2005. While at Hood he also pastored Price Memorial A. M. E. Zion Church in Concord, NC. A year later his former New Jersey episcopate offered him a distinguished pastorate at the historical Clinton Memorial A. M. E. Zion Church in New Jersey.

Since returning to the New Jersey Conference McKenith assumed the chairmanship of the Board of Examiners and reconstituted the Conference Course of Studies curriculum with a staff of thirteen pastors. He also founded the Certificate of Christian Ministry Program-Newark site in association with the New York Theological Seminary. The Certificate program is a two-year course of study providing theological education for clergy and lay leaders. The Newark site enrolled more than fifty-five students over three years, graduating thirty-five students.

McKenith was appointed pastor of St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, Westfield, NJ in February 2012.

His additional ministerial highlights include: (1) represented the A. M. E. Zion Church in the national United Methodist-Episcopal Church Bi-lateral Dialogue on the Historic Episcopate, (2) Co-Dean of Convocations for Mid-Atlantic I Episcopal District, (3) member of the former Congress of National Black Churches/New Jersey Affiliate, (4) committee member of Congressman Bill Pascrell’s [8th Congressional District of New Jersey] Military Academy Selection Committee, and (5) completed structural church renovations and retired church mortgages. McKenith continues teaching as an adjunct professor at New York Theological Seminary, Fairleigh Dickinson University and William Paterson University. He also writes scholarly articles and lectures in a variety of forums.

In 2008 The General Conference elected Dr. McKenith to the Judicial Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

The 49th Session of the General Conference of The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (July 2012 Charlotte, NC) elected Dr. William McKenith Secretary of the Historical Society and Editor of the Quarterly Review.

McKenith is married to the former Doreen M. Haskins of Norfolk, Virginia. They are the proud parents of three adult children. .
 

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