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As President of the First Episcopal District Lay Organization and on behalf of our officers and members, we would like to welcome you as a visitor to one of our websites.


The Lay Organization of the AME Church is commissioned to teach, train and empower its members for lay ministry, and global leadership and service following the tenets of Jesus Christ.


 Please consider joining us as we share and teach members of our local churches about the purpose, work, and ministry of the Lay Organization from an Episcopal District level.


The First Episcopal District consists of nearly 400 local church congregations who faithfully provide ministry to people of all ages, social/economic backgrounds, and cultures.

The First District hosts the following Conferences: Bermuda, Delaware, New England, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Western New York. 

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First District Lay President

Mrs. Cheryl Hammond Hopewell

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