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The Second Episcopal District invites you to join us for a year in prayer. Scripture reminds us that we are to pray and give witness to the power of prayer. I'm sure many of us can share story after story of the impact of prayer in our personal lives. 

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Rising to the Challenge
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The 73rd Session of the
Washington Annual Conference

Thursday, May 4-Saturday, May 6, 2023

Ebenezer AME Church

7707 Allentown Road - Ft. Washington, MD 20744

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Thursday, May 4, 2023


9:45am to 10:15am; 11:30am to 12:00pm;

1:15 pm to 2:30pm; 3:30pm to 5:30pm

and 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, May 5, 2023


8:00 am to 10:15am; 10:45am to 11:20am;

12:00pm to 1:00pm;  2:15pm to 4:00pm; 

4:30pm to 5:25pm and 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Saturday, May 6, 2023


9:30am to 1:00pm

Neat Computer Desk

James Levert Davis, Servant Bishop | Arelis Beevers Davis, Episcopal Supervisor

Janet T. Benjamin, Executive Administrator

Presiding Elders

Washington Annual Conference

Capital District

Rev. Charles T. Sembly

Potomac District

Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton

North Carolina Annual Conference

Southern District

Rev. Evelyn Gail Dunn

Northern District

Rev. Artie Odom, Jr.

Baltimore Annual Conference

Baltimore District

Rev. Johnny R. Calhoun

Eastern District

Rev. Wanda London

Virginia Annual Conference

Norfolk Eastern Shore District

Rev. Chester Wallace Morris

Portsmouth, Richmond, Roanoke District

Rev. Dr. Samuel E. Hayward, III

Western North Carolina Annual Conference

Eastern District

Rev. Dr. Anita M. Thompson

Western District

Rev. Dr. Conrad L. Pridgen



“Always be joyful. Keep on Praying. Be thankful in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)


2022 Summer Summit Survey

The Second Episcopal District
In the African Methodist Episcopal Church


About the Survey

The Second Episcopal District Christian Education Department (SEDCED) is planning the Summer Summit 2022. A crucial part of the planning involves addressing COVID concerns. Therefore, SEDCED requests your assistance regarding your attendance preferences for Summer Summit 2022:  (1) In-Person, (2) Virtual and (3) Hybrid (a combination of In- Person and Virtual). Note: The survey is open to all adults 18 years+.

Survey Closes March 31, 2022 at 5pm ET

Virginia Annual Conference

April 21-22, 2022

April 28-29, 2022

Washington Annual Conference

May 5-6, 2022

North Carolina Annual Conference

May 12-13, 2022

Western North Carolina Annual Conference

May 19-20, 2022


In Session Today
at 9:00 a.m. ET


Episcopal District Officers

Rev. Dr. Samuel E. Hayward III

President, Presiding Elders’ Council


Rev. Dr. Vanetta L. Brice

Treasurer, Second Episcopal District

Appointment TBA

Accountant, Second Episcopal District

Rev. Johnnie Branch

Financial Assistant

Rev. Stanley Wright

Treasurer, General Conference Sustentation

Rev. Dr. Harold Hayes

Treasurer, Disaster Relief Fund

Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning

Co-Chair of the Finance Committee

Rev. Dr. Bobby Cox, Jr.

Co-Chair of the Finance Committee

Mr. Matthew Douglas

President, Lay Organization


Ms. Selerya Moore

President, Women’s Missionary Society


Ms. Annette Dockery

Director, Young People’s Division

Mr. Wayne Curtis, Jr.

President, Young People's Division

Ms. Jasmine M.D. Jones

President, Richard Allen Young Adult Council

Rev. Robert N. Brown, Jr.

Co-Coordinator, Sons of Allen

Mr. Mark A. Wood II

Co-Coordinator, Sons of Allen

Mrs. Jennifer A. Grayson

President. Ministers’ Spouses 

Rev. Dr. Anna Mosby

President, Women in Ministry

Dr. Bester Joyce Bonner

Co-Director, Christian Education

Rev. Karen Myers

Co-Director, Department of Christian Education

Rev. Latisha Thomas Cokely

Co-Director, Department of Christian Education

Rev. Vernon Ware

Coordinator, Young Adult Ministry


Rev. Russell St. Bernard

Coordinator, Children & Youth Ministry


Mr. Alvin White

Coordinator, CDMC


Rev. Angie Cox

Assistant Coordinator, CDMC

Rev. William H Lamar IV

Chair, Board of Examiners

Rev. Dr. Andrea Cornett-Scott

Co-Dean, Board of Examiners

Rev. Dr. Jonathan L. Weaver

Co-Dean, Board of Examiners

Rev. Dr. Brent L.Edwards

Co-Director, Ministry of Evangelism


Rev. Tony Lee

Director, Social Action Ministry

Rev. William H Lamar IV

Co-Coordinator,Faith & Fairness in Justice Task Force

Rev. Dr. Matthew Watley

Co-Coordinator,Faith & Fairness in Justice Task Force


Rev. Dr. Jonathan L. Weaver

Co-Coorrdinator, Nehemiah Ministry

Rev. Stephen Lyons

Co-Coordinator, Nehemiah Ministry


Rev. Dr. Carrington Carter

Chair, Theological Scholarship

Rev. Dr. A. Gismat Alim

Coordinator, Clergy Care Assistance Program

Rev. Charles T. Sembly


Rev. Dr. Clay Barrow


Rev. Anthony Radcliff

Co-Coordinator, Ministry of Music

Rev. Dana Porter Ashton

Co-Coordinator, Ministry of Music

Sis. Susan Tapper

Administrator, Website

Rev. Bridgette V. Gloster

IT Advisor & E-Learning Portal Manaer

Rev. Loxley O'Connor

Chair,CDC Board

Rev. Dr. Matthew Watley

Chair, Level Up Campaign Committee

Dr. Elvin & Mrs. Andrea Price

Co-Coordinators, Health Ministry

Select your Annual Conference below to begin entering data


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2nd AME COVID-19 Webinar 

Access information resources such as videos and other pertinent materials that you can utilize with your congregation and community to get the word out.


Black IDEA Coalition 

The Black IDEA Coalition speaks with leading medical experts to discuss the importance of 

the Black community being well informed about

the COVID-19 vaccine.


Dr. Fauci on COVID-19 Vaccine

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID Director: Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues

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DC Vaccine Allocation Plan

The District’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan outlines an infrastructure to support a coordinated response to vaccine distribution to critical populations.


Virginia Vaccine Allocation

Virginia is now preparing to receive an estimated total of 480,000 doses of vaccine from two manufacturers (Pfizer and Moderna) by the end of December 2020.

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Maryland Vaccine Allocation Plan

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will depend on several factors, and supplies will be limited initially. Not everyone will be able to be vaccinated right away,


Pfizer-Biontech Vaccine Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine


North Carolina Vaccine Allocation

Tested, safe, and effective COVID-19 vaccines will help us defeat the virus, get back in control of our lives, back to the people and places we love. 


Black/Latinx Vaccine Hesitancy

Finds broad distrust in the safety of the vaccine and describes avenues to encouraging uptake, including enhanced understanding of the development and approval process,

James Levert Davis and Arelis Beevers Davis

 Servant Leaders

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