AME Pastors

(Updated 07/28/2016) The Rev. Staccato Powell, pastor of Grace AME Zion Church in Raleigh, N.C., was the first bishop elected during the General Conference of the AME Zion Church. The Rev. George Crenshaw (not pictured), pastor Shaw Temple AME Zion Church in Smyrna, Ga., was also elected.

Rev. Hilliard Dogbe, from Ghana and Rev. Uduak Effiong, from Nigeria, were also elected bishops. Rev. Dogbe will represent the Western West Africa District. He is the first Ghanian elected from the Western West Africa District. Rev. Effiong will represent Eastern West Africa.