Fifth Episcopal District, CME Church

Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Presiding Prelate


The Alabama Regions Spring Convocation will be Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, 2019 on the campus of Miles College. The registration forms, hotel information and a complete schedule can be found at . Pre-registration is due by March 1 st and the cutoff for hotel reservations is also March 1 st .

On Friday, March 8 th at 11 am, Rev. Clarence Kelby Heath will preach the Miles College Founders' Day Service. On Friday night, March 8 th at 7 pm, Rev. Dr. Micheal Williams, pastor of Unity CME Church, Bessemer, will preach for the Missionary Service.

The Florida Region Spring Convocation will be Friday-Saturday, March 29-30 , 2019 at Holsey Temple CME Church, Jacksonville . The registration forms, hotel information and a complete schedule can be found at . T he cutoff for hotel reservations is also March 1 st and p re-registration is due by March 15 th .

On Friday, March 29 th , the Missionaries will be holding special workshops in the afternoon and a worship service at 7 pm.

Also, don't forget to bring the items listed on the registration form for our missions donations!


A bi g thank you to all the churches, pastors, Board of Trustee members and individuals who made donations to Phillips School of Theology in January. The Fifth District donated more than $39,184 when you include the registration of a record number of 123 persons for the 2019 PST Pastors' C onference.

For March, our goal is to raise $40,000 for Miles College. Please give all donations to your Presiding Elders.


The Presiding Elders are currently receiving pre-orders for the new Book of Discipline. Orders should be given to them no later than February 28 th . The Discipline should be printed and ready for delivery by the time of Annual Conference. This is the only time the Presiding Elders or my office will take orders. After this, all orders will need to be made directly through the CME Department of Publications.


Stay tuned for the official announcement that the Fifth Episcopal District Office has moved to its new office space at 2615 12th Avenue, North in Uptown Birmingham. The finishing touches are being put in place and we hope to move around mid-March!



  • Rev. Freeman Walker, pastor, Dawson Chapel CME, St. Augustine, FL
  • Rev. Debra Thomas, pastor, Mt. Zion CME, Avon Park, FL
  • Rev. Morris Lewis, pastor, St. Luke CME, Auburn, AL
  • Rev. Karen Shuford, pastor, Wesley Chapel CME, Century, FL
  • Rev. Catherine Bing, pastor, Macedonia CME, Ethelsville and St. James, Fayette, AL
  • Rev. Columbus Collier, pastor, Bethel CME, Huntsville, AL
  • Rev. Bridgette Houston, Episcopal District Coordinator for One Church/One School
  • Mrs. Jackie Hopkins, first lady, South Florida District and Williams Memorial CME, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Mrs. Lola Comer, mother-in-law of Presiding Elder James Q. Smith,          MPCO District
  • Mrs. Mary Tindal, wife of retired pastor, Rev. Isaiah Tindal, South Florida District
  • Mrs. Sandra Crenshaw, first lady, Greenfield CME, Cropwell, AL
  • Mrs. Keisha Willis, first lady, Mt. Ararat CME, Alexandria, AL

Please pray for the families of those who have made their transition:
  • Mrs. Mary Stallings, former Missionary President, Florida Region
  • Mrs. Kendra Franklin, the daughter of Rev. Michael Perry, pastor, Coger Hill CME, Daviston, AL
  • Mr George Douglass, brother of retired pastor, Rev. Leo Douglass, MPCO District
  • Mrs. Mary McCord , mother of Mrs. Regina Dillard, first lady, Miles Chapel CME, Fairfield, AL
  • The father of Rev. Willie Cunningham, Tuscaloosa District
  • The father of Rev. Robert Deas, Mobile District
  • Darryl, the son of retired Presiding Elder Ollie Hatchett, Huntsville District
  • Charlie, the brother of Minister Walter Prater, Episcopal District Lay Vice President
  • Oscar Davis, the son of Rev. Ophelia Davis and brother of Presiding Elder Janice Lewis, Huntsville Dist
  • The sister of Rev. Karen Shuford, pastor, Wesley Chapel CME, Century, FL
  • The daughter-in-law of Rev. Rickey Melson, retired, Anniston District
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