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Bishop Vashti McKenzie farewell to highlight AME Mid-Year Convocation

The Thirteenth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will hold its Mid-Year Convocation March 22-24 at St. Andrew AME Church, 867 South Parkway East.

The Thirteenth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will hold its Mid-Year Convocation March 22-24 at St. Andrew AME Church, 867 South Parkway East. This year’s conference will be an opportunity for church members, friends and well-wishers to bid Bishop Vashti McKenzie farewell as she is being reassigned.

For the past eight years, Bishop McKenzie has served as presiding prelate of the 13th Episcopal District, encompassing the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. Her new assignment will be announced at the AMEC General Conference this June in Nashville.  

 
Bishop Vashti McKenzie

Bishop McKenzie, then pastor of Payne Memorial AME Church in Baltimore, became the first elected and consecrated female bishop in the 200-year-old AME Church in 2000. First ordained in 1984, she is the wife of supervisor Stan McKenzie, a mother, author and national chaplain of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Her previous assignment was the 18th Episcopal District in southeast Africa.

An Appreciation Luncheon in honor of Bishop McKenzie will be held March 23, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott East. A ticketed event, the luncheon will be followed by an evening concert at the church. The concert, free and open to the public, will feature award-winning gospel singer Lady Tramaine Hawkins, with preaching by Dr. William Watley and Rev. William Watley Jr. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew AME on South Parkway.  

Another national figure participating in the conference is Evangelist Jackie McCullough who will preach on March 22, with the service slated for 7 p.m. at St. Andrew.

Among the tributes, expressions of gratitude and community greetings offered at the luncheon will be a digital keepsake of letters from elected officials, district members, friends, and her churches throughout the district and counterparts across the nation.  To place a letter or ad in the digital Book of Memories and Thank You, contact Mamie Hamler at 423-432-8302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For luncheon tickets and information, contact Gwen Fugh Dillihunt  at 901-626-6070 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

For more information on the schedule for the Mid-Year Convocation, call St. Andrew AME Church at 901-948-3441.

 

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