I am asking you to join me in prayer as I offer myself as a Candidate for the Office of Bishop in The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. I do so only because of my sincere love for The A.M.E. Zion Church and her role in the plan of salvation to the world. I believe The Church has a marvelous opportunity and responsibility to minister to this culture. Our history of liberating and educating oppressed members of society and our witness to the saving grace of Jesus Christ can appeal to all persons in search for a deeper and richer meaning to their lives.
I want to help lead our denomination and the universal church to focus on the main objective, which is to ‘Seek and save the lost’.
God has given me a vision for The Church that I believe will be useful in any context to aid in growing healthy churches. “Excellence In Ministry” occurs when we give God our best as we fulfill His purpose and agenda for the world. I believe if we focus on five areas as we execute Jesus’ mandate found in Matthew 28:18-20 “Excellence in Ministry” will be a reality.
When we Glorify God through our worship and presentation of ministry, we draw attention to Him and the love He offers to all who will receive Him. When we Magnify Jesus through our evangelistic efforts utilizing every member and ministry of the local church, we help them to understand themselves to be a door that helps to lead the world to Christ. When we Edify People through Christian Education and training, we equip and empower them to be disciples, as well as make disciples for Jesus Christ. When we Fortify Faith we acknowledge that we are aware of Satan’s attempt to rob God of Glory through attacking our faith. A Fortified Faith will be fostered by spiritual enrichment through prayer, bible study and worship which will aid to combat all of Satan’s attacks.
When we combine each of these components, a Multiplied Ministry will be the result God expects, which is growth and healthy churches grow!
I pray that you will join me in my desire to serve the A.M.E. Zion Church as a bishop.