October 2018 


*Former Episcopal Supervisor Mildred Primm, widow of Bishop Howard Thomas Primm, celebrates 99th birthday on Sunday, October 21, 2018

Supervisor Mildred Primm will celebrate her 99th birthday on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Help wish her a happy birthday and pray God’s blessings as she begins a new year. 

Expressions may be sent to: Campbell Chapel AME Church
1500 E. 22nd Ave., Denver, CO 80205

Email: campbellchapelamechurch.denver@gmail.com

Rev. Jennifer S. Leath, Ph.D., Pastor


*Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot, the 90th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates Ninety-First Birthday October 13th

Greetings in the precious name of Jesus Christ, our reconciled and redeeming Savior!  I pray that you will join me now in fervent prayers as I celebrate my ninety-first birthday on Saturday, October 13th.    In the words of Henry McNeil Turner, the twelfth bishop, liturgist and missionary pioneer, “I thank God for mercies seen and unseen.”  And for the innumerable surprises in my career, I exclaim with Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne, our 6th bishop, pioneer, historiographer and liturgist extraordinaire, “My, My, My!”  Thanks to God and to my church for the privilege and honor of electing and consecrating me the ninetieth bishop serving for thirty-two years and fulfilling the mission of our Bethel.  Thank God for Sylvia who has partnered and blessed my life for more than 60 years. Pray for our strength for the rest of our journey! Simply and briefly put, God has been “embarrassingly good.” 

Sincerely and humbly,

Frederick Hilborn Talbot, D.Min., C.C.H.


Birthday greetings can be emailed to: fhtalbotn@aol.com


*Dr. Hercules T. Miles General Officer Retired Celebrated 90th Birthday


Congratulations to Dr. Hercules T. Miles, General Officer, Retired, Director of the former Church Extension of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Dr. Miles  celebrated his 90th Birthday on September 19th.


*Rev. Mark Washington is sworn in as first African-American City Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

Mark Washington began as City Manager on October 1, 2018. Mark has worked in local government for nearly 23 years, most recently as Assistant City Manager for the City of Austin, Texas. He most recently served as pastor of Vision of Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church in Austin.  He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He has a bachelor of business administration in human resources management from Tarleton State University, a master of business administration from Amberton University and a master of arts and doctorate in education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Send congratulations to: manager@grcity.us

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