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2012 A.M.E. Leadership & Ministry Congress

 

Augusta, GA – Since Tuesday through today, July 24-27, the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which is the state of Georgia, has been in Augusta for its first statewide meeting of the new 2012-2016 quadrennial season. This annual event entitled the Leadership and Ministry Congress is being held at the Augusta Marriott Hotel at the Convention Center located at Two Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

Thousands of A.M.E. leadership, clergy and laity from throughout the state of Georgia, and beyond, are attending this gathering, including over 1,000 youth and young adults. This Leadership Congress is featuring spectacular teaching and preaching from gifted theologians, including: Bishop Reginald Jackson, Presiding Prelate, Twentieth Episcopal District, A.M.E. Church; Bishop Dennis Proctor, Presiding Prelate, Western Episcopal District, A.M.E. Zion Church; Rev. Dr. Frank Ray, Pastor, New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Memphis, TN; Rev. Kevin Moore, Pastor, Mount Zion Circuit, Forsyth, GA; and Rev. Andrew King, Pastor, Saint James A.M.E. Church, Adel, GA.

This 2012 Leadership Congress is being led by Bishop Preston W. Williams II, the newly appointed bishop of the A.M.E. Church in Georgia. For the next four years (2012-2016), Bishop Williams will govern the 522 A.M.E. Churches throughout the state of Georgia. Bishop Williams will also serve as Chairman of the Board of Turner Theological Seminary located at 702 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr., as well as Morris Brown College located at 643 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., in Atlanta, GA.

The annual Leadership Congress offers the opportunity for A.M.E. leadership throughout the state of Georgia to come together and attend meetings addressing the business of the church, as well as courses and workshops designed to enhance their leadership skills. Classes and training sessions are also offered to the youth and young adults of the church which allow them to explore topics and issues essential to their development as healthy human beings. Additionally, the Leadership Congress enables all attendees to renew their souls in the Holy Spirit of God. For more information please contact the Sixth Episcopal District office at 770-220-1770.