Sunday, July 17, 2016

Retirement...THANK YOU!!

Bishop DeVeaux addressing the General Conference during retirement service.
Eternally grateful for the opportunity to serve.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Today Bishop Harry Lee Seawright and Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III will be consecrated at the 133rd and 138th bishops in our beloved AME church. The 2nd District is so PLEASED and PROUD! Serve well and be BLESSED!

General Conference BLESSINGS!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Richard Allen Statue Unveiling

We have had a marvelous time in Philadelphia at the 50th Session of the General Conference. We participated in a Torch Run- an eighty mile run originating in Richard Allen's birthplace- Dover, Delaware and ending at Mother Bethel AME in Philadelphia. The theme of the run was "Finish the Fight: Let's Run For It". Runners from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Episcopal districts ran carrying the torch. The historic day ended with the Richard Allen Statue unveiling on the grounds of Mother Bethel!

Richard Allen Mural Unveiling

The unveiling of the Richard Allen mural on the east wall of the 1st Episcopal District Headquarters-3801 Market Street, Philadelphia. Mural artist Willis Humphrey did our founding father and the entire AME church proud with the support of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, former Mayor W. Wilson Goode and the Episcopal team  of Bishop Gregory Ingram and Episcopal Supervisor Jessica Ingram. What a BLESSING!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Missionary/YPD Day-Brookins Faith Temple

Dr. PAM was the guest speaker at Brookins Faith Temple AME, Lanham, MD at their Annual Missionary/YPD Day. Her text was taken from Acts 27:14, 42-44. The sermon subject was "God Blesses Broken Pieces". A storm occurs when the elements come together in the atmosphere at the right time.  A storm can often be predicted but can occur without warning. Often times we're caught up in the storm of spiritual warfare but God blesses broken pieces and gives you peace!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

ThrowBack Thursday

General Conference 1996. Louisville, KY

What an AMAZING 20 years it has been!!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Father's Day 2016

Bishop DeVeaux was the annual Father's Day guest preacher for St. James AME-Newark, NJ. The church is pastored by his son in the ministry- Rev. Ronald Slaughter. Pastor Slaughter is currently studying at Wesley Theological Seminary, pursuing a Ph.D.

There was a high time in praise and worship when Bishop preached from 2nd Timothy 2:1-4 on the subject: "Be Strong My Son". Bishop gave advice and instruction to men and young men Stir up the spirit of God, don't lay dormant. God will not send you where he will not go!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Ms. Ronnise Owens served as the guest speaker who spoke on the subject "Living In A Glass House". Pastor Sony Wallace Blair, Founder and Senior Pastor of The Vision House of Hope Worship Center performed as the guest artist gospel comedian. The luncheon concluded with Dr. PAM installing the 2016-2018 SPKSWW officers.  Congratulations to All!

WNCC WMS Awards Ceremony


Western North Carolina Conference DMC

The 2016 Debutante and Masters Ceremony was hosted by St. Paul AME-Raleigh

Monday, June 13, 2016

Scholarship Awards

Martin's Crosswinds (Greenbelt, MD) served as the host venue for the 2016 Luncheon where the Payne-Tanner Memorial Scholarship of Metropolitan AME Church awarded 9 scholarships valued at $2,000. Congratulations to our gifted scholars!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Women's Day

Dr. PAM was the guest preacher for annual Women's Day Service at New Creation AME Church. Her text was taken from Luke 5:16-17 with the message "Nobody Can Do Me Like Jesus". AMEN!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

NC Conference Closing Service

The North Carolina Annual Conference concluded with a riveting sermon by Rev. John Paul Brown, Senior Pastor, Mt. Zion AME- Charleston, SC.  The scripture was taken from Matthew 5:38-41 with the message- "Neighbor, I've Got to Go the Second Mile". You want to succeed as a Christian, the secret to success lies in Matthew 5:41- going the second mile of the way! If you can't go the second mile, what are you good for? If you can't go the second mile you lessen the cost of Christ! You don't go the second mile for you, you go to tell the story of Christ!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

NC Conference YPD

                   WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR TALENTED YPDers!!!!

NC Conference Men's Night

Rev. Horace Lawrence served as the guest preacher for Men's Night who spoke from Acts 16:25 on the subject, "God Can Turn It Around".  You can't do anything by yourself, learn to call on God whose on your side.  The night concluded with awarding the Man and Young Man  of the Year of the Northern and Southern districts and the Bishop's Award for Community Service presented to
Mr. Leroy "Touche" Nunn. CONGRATULATIONS to all Honorees!

Monday, May 30, 2016

NC Conference SPKWW Fashion Show

The red hat with black polka dots was modeled by First Lady Faye Hinton and was auctioned off as fund raiser--the winning bidder was First Lady Mrs. Brown-her husband is Rev. John Paul Brown (closing service preacher)

NC Conference Lay Witness Night

Lay Witness Night and Installation Service presided over by Sister Bernetta Ghist, NCCLO Director of Lay Activities hosted a celebration of service to Bishop & Dr. PAM. The service included a praise dance by 4 Your Glory-St. James AME-Castle Hayne, NC, dramatization by Sister Marie Williams, Mt. Moriah AME-Rocky Point, NC and a closing duet rendition of "When Peace Like A River" by Reverends Abdue Knox and Wayne Johnson. The night concluded with the installation of 2016-2017 NCCLO officers by Bishop DeVeaux.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

NC Conference Debutante & Masters


NC WMS Night in White

The North Carolina WMS presented 6 new missionaries for capping and  2 new associates for pinning. Thanks be to God for the increase. Keep up the great work!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

North Carolina Annual Conference WMS

The North Carolina Conference Women's Missionary Society celebrated with a refreshing service with Rev. Betty Strickland, Senior Pastor, St. John AME-Hampstead, NC. The scripture was Luke 8:43 with the message- "Press Your Way Through the Mess."  Don't sit back and let someone do the work, it's your time--keep pressing!

North Carolina WMS Tribute Luncheon

The North Carolina WMS honored Sister Annette Dockery for her 8 years of service as YPD Director. We are so appreciative of her hard work and dedication to kingdom building!

VA Annual Conference Closing/Ordination Service

The dynamic closing service sermon was delivered by Rev. Dr. James F. Miller, Senior Pastor, DuPage AME Church, Lisle, Illinois. His message was taken from Mark 3:1-4 on the subject- "Where is the Stewardship Legislation?" Is it lawful to do good?  More emphasis should be placed on running for Jesus than running for an office.  Take your faith journey because the "calling" takes precedence.  The service concluded with the ordination and consecration of one new local deacon and four itinerant deacons.

VA Annual Conference Retirement Service

Reverend Beatrice E. Smaugh
Reverend Michael Dunn
Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Hardy Harris
Rev. Harrilene Shackelford Powell
Rev. Donald White (in absentia)
We appreciate your untiring labors in Christian Ministry!!

VA Conference Lay Witness Night

The VA Conference Lay Organization presented a service in music featuring saxophonist Miss Alexus Jefferson, daughter of Pastor and First Lady Jefferson of Bethel AME-Hampton, VA. She will be graduating high school this month and plans to attend Norfolk State University in the Fall. The Bethel AME Men's Chorus also offered musical selections.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

VA Annual Conference Men's Night

Reverend Darrell Wade, Macedonia AME-Suffolk, VA served as the Men's Night guest preacher on the subject "Is There A Connected Strong Man in the House Tonight?" The sermon was taken rom Matthew 12:22-29. A connected, strong man should have integrity, courage, faith, and self-confidence. AMEN!

VA Annual Conference


 The Virginia Annual Conference Week began with Tuesday's WMS Awards Luncheon recognizing Life Members and special awardees for great accomplishments during the past conference year.
The Night in White concluded with pinning and capping of two new associates and five new missionaries. We also enjoyed a skit commemorating the seeking, serving and spirit-filled accomplishments of Dr. PAM!