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The Right Reverend Frederick A. Wright Sr., the 142nd Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is the son of the Reverends Abner and Cornelia Wright – the first female AME Presiding Elder in the United States. Read More>>>
The Reverend Doctor Erika D. Crawford, a disciple whom Jesus loves, is a pastor, preacher, administrator, leader, mentor, advocate, and visionary. Read More>>>
At every level of the AME Church, we have ELECTED officers who serve the international network of preaching women in our Zion. Read More>>>
AME/WIM is the official professional organization for women pursuing excellence in ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. And is the prophetic voice for parity and justice through advocacy and activism for women in ministry. Read More>>>
Women with callings to ministry emerged soon after the inception of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in 1787. Jarena Lee, the first preaching woman, was allowed by Richard Allen to preach and was licensed but was refused ordination. Both women and men sought to persuade the church to recognize the call of women to the preaching ministry.
In 1844, 1848 and 1852, petitions to the General Conference to license women were rejected, and in 1864 the General Conference let a resolution to license women die. Read More>>>
Membership in AME/WIM means joining your voice with the prophetic voice of others in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in pursuit of parity, justice, and equity for AME clergywomen. By lending your name, offering your support and sharing your energy, you allow us to continue standing at forefront of change. Your membership in AME/WIM reflects your desire to ensure that AME Clergy Women have advocates of justice, access to resources and voices affirming their gifts and call in the AME Church. Read More>>>
Our Triennial Theme will be announced in October of 2021. Please check back then.