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BISHOP TERESA E. JEFFERSON-SNORTON

Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton is the 59th Bishop and the first female Bishop in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church since its founding in 1870.  She is presiding bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District, which includes the states of Alabama and Florida.  Her first episcopal appointment was to the new Eleventh Episcopal District in East Africa.  She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Miles College (Fairfield, AL), Chair of the Board of Directors of the Miles Foundation Service Corporation and Ecumenical Officer and Endorsing Agent for the CME Church. 
Bishop Jefferson-Snorton is President of Churches Uniting in Christ, Chair of the Pan-Methodist Commission, Chair of the Family Life Committee of the World Methodist Council, a member of the Board of Directors of the World Methodist Evangelism, Inc., Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Human Development, a member of the Advisory Board for Candler School of Theology at Emory University, the Board of Trustees of the Interdenominational Theological Center and the Board of Trustees of the Phillips School of Theology.  In the CME Church, she is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Connectional Headquarters, Chair of the Committee on Ministerial Assessment and Secretary of the CME College of Bishops. During 2013-2014, she served Chair of the College of Bishops of the CME Church.
Bishop Jefferson-Snorton is the founder of the empowerment conference “The Phenomenal Women’s Summit” and an advocate for healthy communities and healthy churches through initiatives such as the Academy for Public Theology, the Church Garden Project, Faith and Fitness, Mental Health Education for Congregations and the Rural Leadership Development Institute. She has a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a Master of Theology degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Patient Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Bishop Jefferson-Snorton is a certified Clinical Pastoral Educator (CPE Supervisor) and a board-
certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.  She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  She previously pastored in Kentucky and served on ministerial staffs in Virginia and Georgia.  She previously served as the Executive Director of the national Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (2000-2012) and as Executive Director and Pastoral Education Director in the Emory University Center for Pastoral Services (1990-2000).  Her publications are on tpoics related to pastoral care, pastoral education and women’s issues. She has taught Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University (1991-2010), Virginia Commonwealth University (1987-1990), and the School of Theology at Virginia Union University (1988-90). 
Bishop Jefferson-Snorton, a native of Kentucky is married to Rev. Lawrence Jefferson-Snorton and is the mother of two adult sons and two grandchildren.

REV. DR. LILLY ALBRIGHT RAINEY

Lilly Albright Rainey is married to Eric Rainey and they are the parents of Alecia (LaDerick Underwood), Erica (Arthur Gooden) and Jordan. They are the grandparents of Austin, Avery, Alayna Underwood; Kristian, and Bailey Gooden. She has earned degrees from Faulkner University- Bachelor of Business Administration; Birmingham School of Law-Juris Doctor; Liberty University-Master of Divinity. She is a serial entrepreneur who owns several businesses, including Albright Rainey Law Firm, LLC.


She currently serves as Presiding Elder of the Anniston District for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church-supervising twenty (20) churches. In addition, Attorney Rainey serves as general counsel for the Fifth Episcopal District under the leadership of Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton. She previously served as Presiding Elder of the Anniston District-making her the first female appointed in that capacity for eight years and the Birmingham District for seven years. She was reassigned to the Anniston District for the conference year 2018-2019.


Presiding Elder Rainey has served the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in many capacities: Pastor, Presiding Elder, Annual Conference Trustee, General Conference Delegate, General Connectional Board, Vice-Coordinator Commission on Concerns of Women in Ministry, Contributing Author: Jewels for the Soul, Correspondence, Recording Secretary and Registrar-Presiding Elders’ Council, Board Member and Secretary-Collins Chapel Health Center, Board member of Miles Foundation Service Corporation (MFSC), and Audit Committee member for The World Methodist Council for this quinquennial- 2012-2016.

PASTORS AND CHURCHES

 1) ATHENS      

     Rev. Tony Longshore, Pastor    

     2222 East Broad Street

     Gadsden, AL 35903       

     256-492-6545     

                                                                       

2) GREENFIELD   

Rev. Alvin Crenshaw, Pastor

      49 Pine Harbor Road   

      Cropwell, AL 35128       

                                  

3) HILLS CHAPEL

      Rev. Christopher Parham,  Pastor

      324 Ruth Avenue, SW

      Leeds, AL 35094 

      205-699-7652    

                                               

4)  HOWARD CHAPEL

    Rev. Victor Griffin, Pastor

    4490 Shocco Springs Road

    Talladega, AL 35160       

              

5)  JACOBS CHAPEL-PELL CITY

     Rev. Brenda Williams, Pastor

     905 19th Street South

      Pell City, AL 35125        


6)   JACOBS CHAPEL-TALLADEGA

      Rev. Jerrell C. Hicks, Pastor

      308 Martin Luther King Dr.

      Talladega, AL 35160       

      256-362-6850    

 7)  LANE CHAPEL-WALDO

      Rev. Pearson McGhee, Pastor

      234 Berney Station Road

      Talladega, AL 35160       

      256-362-0787

                                  

8)   MOUNT ARARAT

      Rev. Richard Willis, Pastor

      1166 Brutonville Road

      Alexandria, AL 36265

      256-848-9875     

                                               

9) MOUNT PLEASANT

    Rev. Dr. K. Solomon Williams, Pastor

    305 Lea & Draper

    Piedmont, AL 36272       

    256-447-9319    

                                                                       

10) MOUNT ZION

      Rev. Flora Alexander, Pastor

      2028 Church Road

      Alpine, AL 35014 

      256-761-9002    

                                           


11) MURRAY TEMPLE

      Rev. Joquan Kinsey, Pastor

     1614 Mulberry Avenue

      Anniston, AL 36201       

      256-236-0160  

12)  NEW HOPE-BYNUM

       Rev. Frederick Washington Pastor

       8001 Alabama Hwy 202

       Bynum AL 36253

13)  PINE GROVE-EASTABOGA

       To Be Supplied     

       4835 Speedway Blvd.

       Lincoln, Eastaboga AL 36260      

 14)  PLAYERS CHAPEL

        Rev. Dr. Earlie Douthard, Pastor

        2519 Moore Avenue

        Anniston, AL 35160  

15) PLEASANT VALLEY

      Rev. Pearson McGhee, Pastor

      201 Ferry Road   

      Childersburg, AL 35044

      256-378-3934

16) ST. JOHN

      Rev. Timothy Yearwood, Pastor

      825 Avenue C

      Gadsden, AL 35901

      256-225-8800

                                                             

 17) ST. PAUL-JACKSONVILLE

       Rev. Velma Thomas, Pastor

       319 Vann Street SE         

       Jacksonville, AL 36265

       256-435-1956    


18) SMITH TABERNACLE      

Rev. Dr. Gloria Haynes, Supply Pastor

      400 South Christine          

      Anniston, AL 35207       

      256-237-9596   


                           

19)  UNITY

       Rev. Dr. Michael Williams, Pastor

       2701 10th Avenue N.

       Bessemer AL 35020

       Mailing address: 

       P.O. BOX 1264

       Bessemer, AL 35021

20) WELCOME CHAPEL

      Rev.  Julian Ashley, Pastor

      501 Church Street  

      Hobson City, AL 36201