Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Father's Day-St. James AME

Bishop DeVeaux, Dr. Pam and grand kids Alexis and Jalen traveled to Newark, NJ to worship with Rev. Ronald L. Slaughter, Senior Pastor and congregation at St. James AME. Bishop DeVeaux preached from the subject "Redigging Our Father's Wells" taken from Genesis 26. Bishop reminded us that outsiders have stopped up our wells but we have to redo what predecessors have already done so that wells won't run dry!
Father's Day/Manhood Sunday at St. James AME Church
Senator Cory Booker and CBS Morning Show Co-host Ms. Gayle King were in attendance

Friday, June 19, 2015

Prayer Vigil-Metropolitan AME Church

  "If you don't forgive, you will be eaten up inside. You will be destroyed. We will forgive." 
~Bishop William P. DeVeaux, Sr.

Prayer Vigil TODAY

The Second Episcopal District Bishop of the AME Church, William P. DeVeaux Sr., Presiding Elder Ronald E. Braxton and Pastor William H. Lamar IV invite the Washington Metropolitan community to join them for a prayer vigil at Metropolitan AME Church today Friday June 19, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. The tragedy of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC demands that people of faith, civic-minded persons and people who abhor violence come together to pray for the victims and our country. The one hour service will include prayers and music. Metropolitan AME Church is located at 1518 M Street, NW, Washington, DC. The public is invited. For further information contact the church at (202) 331-1426. Please continue to pray for peace and healing.


Rest In Peace

To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his glory. ~Isaiah 61:3

Monday, June 8, 2015

2015 WNCC WIM Mid-Day Refreshing Service

Reverend Dr. Allonia Holmes preached a riveting, emotional sermon while her husband was in the hospital transitioning from labor to reward. Let's keep her family in our prayers.

2015 WNNC Men's Night

The evening featured the Allen Chapel Men's Day Choir and the New Jerusalem Choir, St. Paul AME-Lenoir, NC. The night was highlighted with the Men's Night message delivered by Rev. Bryron J. Grayson, Sr. whose text was taken from Exodus 5:6 on the topic of "Making Bricks Without Straw." 
The service also included the presentation of Men of the Year certificates.  The Honorable Judge A. Leon Stanback (Retired) and Bishop's Award for Business and Professional Service was awarded to Attorney C. Colon Willoughby. CONGRATULATIONS!

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Western North Carolina Conference WMS President presided over the "Capping Ceremony" for 14 new missionaries including 4 young adult missionaries.  Bishop DeVeaux installed the newly elected WNCC WMS executive officers for the 2015-2016 conference year. The service concluded with an exciting performance by gospel Grammy-Award winning artist-Vicki Winans. What a blessing!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Western North Carolina Conference President, Nikki Walker Lyons convened the 2015 WNCC WMS Annual Conference meeting which also included the election of the 2015 conference year officers.  Second Episcopal District Christian Education Director, Robin Porter Smith served as the noonday speaker. What a blessed occasion! Looking forward to continuing our great WMS work in our local communities and across the Connection! 


Western North Carolina Conference WMS gave three $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school graduates.  President Nikki Walker Lyons also gave recognition awards to outgoing officers who completed their 8-year terms. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Monday, June 1, 2015

WNC Annual Conference-DMC

St. Joseph AME Church in Durham, NC served as the venue for the 2015 Debutante and Masters Commission Service provided by WNCC Commissioner Mrs. Paulette Davis Motley introducing the 2015 Class into society. What a wonderful celebration!
                              CONGRATULATIONS DMC CLASS OF 2015!!!!
Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam offer greetings. 2nd District DMC Commissioners, Alvin and Carolyn White bring greetings and words of encouragement. 
The 2015 Western North Carolina Conference Debutante and Masters. Emiya Marshall offered a musical selection. Prayers of dedication to the honorees. Sub-Debs and Masters congratulatory tribute.
Charles Wright delivered the welcome. Challenge and Charge delivered by 2013 Debutante Vaughn L. Faison. Allenite Malachi Bennett presented Bishop DeVeaux.