February 2020

Congratulatory Announcements


**Congratulations to the Presiding Prelate and Supervisor of the Third Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, Episcopal Supervisor Marlaa M. Reid, Celebrates Fortieth Wedding Anniversary

Bishop & Supervisor Reid's 40th Anniversary

Friday, March 20 at 7:00 PM
The Renaissance Hotel
50 N. Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Third Episcopal District Office:
112 Jefferson Avenue, #5
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 227-5812
(614) 227-5825 (FAX)

Email: office@ame3.org

*Announcing the Birth of Baby Harleaux Marie Reid Barnes ~ Proud Parents, The Reverend Willie Nathaniel Barnes, Jr and Lady FranShon Reid-Barnes

Congratulations to happy parents, millennial innovators, The Reverend Willie Nathaniel Barnes, Jr., Pastor of Greater Bethel AME Church, Miami, Florida and Lady FranShon Reid-Barnes, sixth generation Ried preacher, on the birth of their daughter.  Harleaux Marie Reid Barnes was born on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Congratulations also, to the proud Episcopal grandparents, The Right Reverend Frank Madison Reid, III, Presiding Prelate, Third Episcopal District, Ecumenical & Urban Affairs Officer, Social Action Commission Chair, and the creative and talented Episcopal Supervisor, Marlaa MeShon Hall-Reid on the birth of their granddaughter.  

Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III asks that you please join the Reid-Barnes Team in praying for this child and her parents that they might continue to raise this child and live their lives through abundant life in Christ.


*Genesis E. Mulley, born to Rev. Jermaine Mulley and Mrs. Cliaunjel Mulley on February 8, 2020 at 3:07 pm, weighing 7lbs. 3 oz. and 20 inches.

he Sixteenth Episcopal joins with the Mulley in celebrating the birth of Genesis E. Mulley, born to Rev. Jermaine Mulley and Mrs.  Cliaunjel Mulley on February 8, 2020 at 3:07 pm. She was 7lbs. 3 oz. and 20 inches.  Rev.  Jermaine Mulley is the pastor of St. Luke AME Church, St. Croix, Virgin Islands; Sixteenth Episcopal District, Bishop. E. Anne Henning Byfield, Presiding prelate.

Congratulatory well-wishes can be emailed to the Mulley family at jermainemulley@gmail.com  



*The Reverend Ronald A. Boykin, Pastor, Seaton Memorial A.M.E. Church Lanham, Maryland Celebrates 70th Birthday


We celebrate the 70th birthday of Rev. Ronald A. Boykin, the pastor of Seaton Memorial A.M.E. Church of Lanham, MD (Potomac District, Washington Conference, Second Episcopal District). Pastor Boykin’s birthday was on Sunday, January 26, 2020. He was celebrated with a service of praise on January 19, 2020 with friends and family from all over the connection.

Congratulatory words can be sent to: 

Rev. Ronald A. Boykin 
Seaton Memorial A.M.E. Church 
5507 Lincoln Avenue 
Lanham, MD 20706 
Email: Revboykin@aol.com


*50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration, Retired Presiding Elder Benjamin Ridley and Dorothy Ellis Ridley, President Sixth Episcopal District Minister`s Spouses, Widows, Widowers Organization Plus Pk`s

Benjamin and Dorothy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 7, 2020 at 5:00pm.

The celebration was hosted by their four beloved children Dexter, Jackie, Simonia and Benjamin. The very special occasion and magnificent evening started with the renewing of the vows and much love filled the room.

It was officiated by Bishop Stafford W. Wicker of the Eighteenth Episcopal District in the absence of the Bishop Reginald Thomas Jackson, Presiding Prelate of the Sixth Episcopal District.

The highlight of the occasion was seeing the grandchildren Benjamin and Niya walk in with the tuxedo and dress that were worn by the Ridley`s 50 years ago.

The space was beautifully decorated, the guests were served delicious food, family and friends danced to classic music. The family made a generous donation to the venue, the Historic Tubman Museum in downtown Macon, Georgia.

Congratulatory messages can be emailed to: dotridley47@aol.com


*Thirty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary Celebration - Bro. Carl And Rev. Karen Jackson

Bro. Carl and Rev. Karen Jackson will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary March 26, 2020. They are members of the Twelfth Episcopal District, East Conference, Monticello District. They have two children Je'Taime and Jordan and one grandson, Kane. 

Congratulatory messages can be emailed to: revkarenjackson@yahoo.com



40th Anniversary of Ordination as an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Heartiest congratulations to The Reverend Dr. Barrington S. Lawrence, on the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination as an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was ordained an Itinerant Elder on Sunday, March 9, 1980 by Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot. The ordination was done at Nazareth AME Church, (Trinidad) Windward Islands Annual Conference, Sixteenth Episcopal District.
After serving as Pastor for several years in the Jamaica Conference, Sixteenth Episcopal District, Dr. Lawrence was appointed a Presiding Elder of the Jamaica Conference in April 2004 by Bishop William Phillips DeVeaux, Sr. Dr. Lawrence is currently the Pastor of Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal Church, New York Conference, First Episcopal District, where Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram is Presiding Prelate.


On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, Director/Consultant Social Action Commission, Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker and International Administrator of the Clergy Family Information Center, Mrs. Ora L. Easley, we extend congratulations as you praise God for the Joy of these significant milestone reached.