AME Church Assigns Bishops To Their Districts Worldwide

STATE — Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, who was elected during this 49th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference, is headed to Africa for his first assignment in his new role in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Chair of the Episcopal Committee, Rev. Dr. Harold Mayberry said, “We have done our work, and pleased with the results of the assignments. We viewed our responsibility as a ministry and look forward to the Bishops assuming their leadership positions as assigned.”

The term of an assignment is four years. A bishop can only serve two consecutive four-year terms in a district.

Bishop Jackson, who resides in New Jersey, has been assigned to the 20th Episcopal District. His area includes North, South, Central and Northeast Malawi and Southwest and Central Zimbabwe. He will also serve as the Ecumenical Affairs Officer.

The AME Church has assigned bishops to Africa for more than 100 years.

Bishop Gerald G. M. Ingram has been assigned to the First Episcopal District, which includes Bermuda, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Western New York, New England and Philadelphia. He moves from the 10th District, which included the various regions of Texas.

Bishop Richard F. Norris, who had been assigned to the First Episcopal District, moves to the Seventh District which includes Palmetto, South Carolina, Columbia, Piedmont, Northeast South Carolina and Central South Carolina.

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