Bishop Richard Keith Thompson
Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal District

Bishop Richard Keith Thompson

Born: July 7, 1943 in Kannapolis, North Carolina

Married: Mrs. Georgia M. Thompson

Children: Two Children, Four Grandchildren

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Graduated from George Washington Carver High School, Kannapolis, NC; earned an A.B. degree in 1965 from Livingstone College; earned M. Div. degree from Hood Theological Seminary in 1968.

Bishop Thompson was elected bishop by the 44th General Conference 86th Bishop of the A.M.E. Zion Church.

His pastorates include Poplar Springs, Lincolnton, NC (Circuit); Smyre’s Chapel, Catawba, NC (Circuit); Walls Chapel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Trinity, Washington, D.C. He led the congregation at Trinity in the purchase and payment of a new edifice located at 1305 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Bishop Thompson led the Alabama-Florida Episcopal district in acquiring the Episcopal Headquarters located at 808 Lawrence, Street, Montgomery, Alabama, on March 17, 1993. In June 1993, he led this district in purchase of an Episcopal residence located at 2159 Vaughn Lane, Montgomery, Alabama, which was dedicated on January 24, 1998. He also has led the Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District in acquiring the Episcopal Headquarters at 3050 Berks Way, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614 which was dedicated on September 30, 2006.

Bishop Thompson is author of “The Pastor’s Voice” (1992).

  • 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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