Congratulatory Announcements

October 2022

*The son and daughter-in-law of The Late Right Reverend Vinton R. Anderson and Retired Episcopal Supervisor Mrs. Vivienne Anderson were Inducted into the Hall of Fame

Mr. Jeffrey Anderson, second son of the The Late Right Reverend Vinton Randolph Anderson and former Episcopal Supervisor, Mrs. Vivienne Anderson salutes his wife, Mrs. Edie B. Anderson, who was inducted into the National Black Radio Hall of Fame. She made history when she was at W.E.S.L. where she was the 1st D. J. to play a Rapp record in the U.S. Rappers Delight.

Mr. Jeffrey Anderson, Episcopal PK, was also honored to be inducted into the Don & Heide Wolff Jazz Institute Jazz Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to the husband-and-wife team.


*Pastor and former Judicial Council Member Retires

We want to congratulate the Rev. Delman Howard on his Retirement from pastoral duties from the AME Church. He has served as an Itinerate Elder in the AME for 41 years. He will be elevated to Superannuated status during the 98th Session of the Southern California Annual Conference from October 19-23, 2022.

Pastor Delman Howard was born and educated in Elgin, Illinois where he received his early education.  He is a graduate of Elgin High School where he was an outstanding athlete. He continued his education and received his BS degree in Religion from the University of LaVerne (La Verne, CA), Master’s Degree in Theology from Bethel Theological Seminary (San Diego, CA) and continuing education at Ileff School of Theology (Denver, CO). He entered the ministry in the Chicago Annual Conference where he was ordained as an Itinerate Deacon. While attending Bethel AME Church San Diego, CA he was ordained an Itinerate Elder in the Southern California Conference. Pastor Howard has pastored for 47 years in four Annual Conference within the Fifth Episcopal District of the AME Church. He served as the Presiding Elder of the Pacific NW conference. His final pastoral charge was at Johnson Chapel AME-Santa Ana, CA.

Pastor Howard served as a member of the Board of Examiners in four (4) conference of the Fifth District. He also served in the communities in many capacities including but not limited to: President, Interfaith Alliance, Fresno, CA, Board of Directors, Sickle Cell Foundation, Albuquerque, NM, and the Housing Authority Governmental Appointment, State of New Mexico. He served as the Secretary of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, Annual Conference Trustee, and most recently, he received the 65th California Legislative Committee ‘Community Service Award’.

At the 2004 General Conference he was elected as an Alternate member of the Judicial Council. In 2011 he was called to serve as a full member where he served as the Judicial Council Chaplin until 2016.  Pastor Howard is wonderfully married to Evangelist Kimberly Howard with seven children between them and six grandchildren.

Congratulatory Expressions can be emailed to:
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Anaheim, CA 92804


On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield and  Dr. Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker, Director, Social Action Commission, we extend congratulations as you praise God for the Joy of these significant milestones reached.