Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram and Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram

Meet our Episcopal Leadership Team

Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram

Reverend, Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram

BISHOP GREGORY G. M. INGRAM was appointed presiding prelate of the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church on July 4, 2012, during the 49th Quadrennial Session of the denomination’s General Conference, held in Nashville, Tenn.  In this new assignment, he presides over seven annual conferences comprising Delaware, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Bishop Ingram was elected and consecrated the 118th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2000.

At the 2008 General Conference, Bishop Ingram was elected to chair the General Conference Commission, which oversaw planning and organization for the 49th Quadrennial Session.  His first appointment was to the Fifteenth Episcopal District, which comprises Angola, Namibia and most of South Africa. His second appointment was to the Tenth Episcopal District, which encompasses the State of Texas. Under his visionary leadership, Bishop Ingram introduced the District to his 10-Point Partnership Plan, a strategy for improving every aspect of life for the people of the Tenth Episcopal District. 
THE REVEREND DR. JESSICA KENDALL INGRAM has served as the Episcopal Supervisor for the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church since July 4, 2012.  Dr. Ingram oversees the work of the Women’s Missionary Society, the Young People’s Division, the Ministers’ Spouses and Women in Ministry for more than 400 churches in Delaware, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda.

Prior to her current assignment, Dr. Ingram served from 2004-2012 as the Episcopal Supervisor in the Tenth Episcopal District, which comprises the State of Texas. From 2000-2004, she was the Supervisor of Missions for the Fifteen Episcopal District, which includes Angola, Namibia and most of South Africa.  From 1987-2000, Rev. Jessica—as she affectionately is called by many—served as the full-time Assistant Pastor of Oak Grove A.M.E. Church in Detroit, Mich., where she established a comprehensive Ministry to Women. In 1992, while at Oak Grove, Dr. Ingram founded the L.I.F.T. Women’s Resource Center to address the needs of women who are recovering from physical, mental and substance abuse. The Center, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012, has aided more than 30,000 women since its inception.


Rev. Howard Dill 

Presiding Elder-East-West District in the Bermuda Conference 
(441) 234-0433 

Jocelyn Hart-Lovelace 

Presiding Elder-Boston-Hartford District in New England Conference 


Rev. Ellis B. Louden 

Presiding Elder-Dover District 
(302) 674-3131

Rev. Richard Worthy 

Presiding Elder-Wilmington District 
(302) 438-6537


Rev., Dr. Winton Hill, III 

Presiding Elder-Newark District & Council President 
(302) 233-4266

Rev., Dr. Robert C. Wade 

Presiding Elder-Camden-Trenton District 
(609) 499-0473

Rev. Larry E. Dixon 

Presiding Elder-Atlantic City District 
(908) 289-6151

Rev. Vernard R. Leak 

Presiding Elder-New Brunswick District 
(609) 921-1831


Rev., Dr. Melvin E. Wilson 

Presiding Elder-Brooklyn-West Chester District 
(914) 667-6233

Rev., Dr. Henrietta Scott Fullard 

Presiding Elder-Jamaica/Long Island District 
(718) 723-8449

Rev. Ronald McCune 

Presiding Elder-Manhattan District 
(516) 771-8250

Rev. Pedro Castro 

Presiding Elder-Buffalo-Albany-Rochester District 
(315) 247-3477


Rev. Dr. Charles E. Lett 

Presiding Elder-West/Mainline District 
(610) 630-8913

Rev., Dr. Janet J. Sturdivant 

Presiding Elder-South District 
(856) 384-0381

Rev. Dr. Natalie P. Alford 

Presiding Elder-Philadelphia District 
(610) 937-7927

Rev. Lawrence C. Henryhand 

Presiding Elder-Harrisburg District 
(717) 234-6505