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).
 

  • The Episcopal Committee of the 50th Quadrennial Session of the AME Zion Church General Conference makes the following Episcopal Leadership Assignments for the 2016-2020 Quadrennial.

  • September 5, 2016
    Labor Day
    Labor Day was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.
  • September 14-18, 2016
    122nd North Alabama Annual Conference
    Beautiful AME Zion Church
    Tuscaloosa AL
  • September 27-30, 2016
    Leadership Training Institute
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Greensboro NC
  • October 17, 2016
    Boss's Day
    Boss's Day also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers.
  • November 8, 2016
    Election Day
    Citizens in the US who are registered can vote by popular ballot for candidates for public office at local, state, and national levels.
    Check your local Board of Elections websites for absentee, early voting, and other information and resources.
  • January 1, 2017
    Happy New Year
    “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.”  Psalm 65:11
  • November 16-20, 2016
    97th Session of the Pee Dee Annual Conference
    Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center
    745 Saluda Street. Rock Hill SC
    Cheraw-Bennettsville District, Host

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