August - September 2020

Congratulatory Announcements


 *The Reverend Bryan McAllister and Ms. Kamaria Byrd were married on August 8, 2020 

Rev. Bryan McAllister and Ms. Kamaria Byrd were married on August 8, 2020. Rev. McAllister is the pastor of Heard Chapel AME Church in Roselle, New Jersey and the son of the late Reverend Charles McAllister and the Rev. Dr. Patricia McAllister, pastor of Mount Zion AME Church in Columbia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Byrd is the daughter of Rev. Vernon R. Byrd, Jr., pastor of Matthew AME Church in Philadelphia, and Rev. Dr. Melinda Contreras Byrd. She is the granddaughter of deceased Bishop Vernon Randolph Byrd, Sr., and Retired Episcopal Supervisor Theora L. Byrd.

Congratulatory messages can be emailed to:,
Rev. Bryan and Kamaria Byrd McAllister

And to:
Revs. Vernon R. Byrd, Jr. and Rev. Dr. Melinda Contreras Byrd

*Payne Chapel AME Church and St. James AME Church, Nashville Tennessee, Congratulates First Lady  Kristy Sinkfield

Let us extend major congratulatory kudos to the awesome and erudite First Lady of Payne Chapel AME Church  and St. James AME Church,  Nashville, Tennessee, Sister Kristy Sinkfield--who was awarded The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Five Pillar Leader Award (the highest honor granted by the medical center) for her overwhelming and significant leadership prowess and ground-breaking accomplishments!  Sister Kristy Sinkfield is the wife of the Reverend Dr. W. Antoni Sinkfield.

All words of congratulations can be emailed to Kristy Sinkfield at


*63rd Wedding Anniversary



Reverend & Mrs. Charles (Jeanette P.) Singleton are celebrating another year of ONE-NESS.  September 7, 1957 – September 7, 2020 marks 63 BLESSED, BEAUTIFUL, AND JOYOUS YEARS OF MARRIAGE.   The Childhood Sweethearts (2nd & 3rd Grades) are still on the move.  Reverend Singleton, Superannuated Pastor of the AME Church, and Sister Singleton, a Life Member of the AME Connectional Women’s Missionary Society, are in Good Health and are still actively involved in many activities through their church, community, school, and most especially their family.  The four scorers thank you, everybody, as you continuously reach out and show your love for them.   We ask everyone to always show those you love how much you care. CHILDREN, please take care of your parents as our children – Daughter Charnette, Son Charles II (Gwendolyn), Son Charlton (Maryjo), and Grandchildren take care of Mom and Daddy Singleton.  With Faith, Hope, and Love, we say….” ANOTHER YEAR...THANK YOU JESUS”!


Congratulatory messages can be emailed to:


On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, Director/Consultant  Social Action Commission, Mrs. Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker, we extend congratulations as you praise God for the Joy of these significant milestone reached.