OUR LEADERSHIP

OUR EPISCOPAL LEADERSHIP

Saint John A.M.E. Church Memphis is a member of the West Tennessee Annual Conference of the 13th Episcopal District of the A.M.E. church.  Our Presiding Prelate is Bishop Anne Henning Byfield, the 135th elected and consecrated Bishop of the A.M.E. Church.

OUR CONFERENCE AND DISTRICT LEADERSHIP

Saint John is located in the North Memphis District of the West Tennessee Annual Conference.

Our Presiding Elder is Reverend Colleen Gibson.

OUR PASTOR

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Rev. Errol Thomas, Jr.

Rev. Errol was appointed to Pastoral service to the congregation of St. John in October 2017 by Bishop Jeffrey Leath.  He preached his trial sermon in February 2004 and was licensed to preach by the A.M.E. Church thereafter.  He was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in 2006 and an Itinerant Elder in 2011 by Bishop Vasthi McKenzie.  He was appointed to his first charge in the West TN Conference of the A.M.E. Church at Wright's Chapel in Arlington, TN in October of 2014.  He is a bivocational minister having been employed at the VA Medical Center at Memphis since 2003.  Among many duties, he currently serves there as the Chief Medical Officer of the Central and Women's Primary Care Clinics, as well as functioning as a staff Physician in the Central Primary Care Clinic where he also serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, precepting Internal Medicine Residents and Physician Assistant students in training.  He additionally serves as Medical Director and Co-Owner of the South Memphis Clinic, LLC and Allied Clinic, LLC, sister clinics with five locations throughout the Memphis area focused on soft tissue injury rehabilitation services.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Howard University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center where he also completed a internship and residency in Internal Medicine.  He currently holds a certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Prior to pastoring, he served as co-leader of the College ministry with his wife for two years and Minister to Men for 8 years at their home church. He has been married to his wife LaToya for 18 years and they are the proud parents of three sons, Jaden, James and Noah.

OUR MINISTERIAL STAFF

                  Rev. Ivy Hudson Courtez                                                                              Rev. Bobby Hankins

OUR 2021 STEWARD BOARD

Albert Boyce, Jr.

David Booker, Jr.

Lacretia Brandon

Yvonne Farris

Kimetra Hoskins

Carolyn Jackson

Ashley Lay

Tawonda Morris

Mary Bonner Morris

Carolyn Perkins

Carolyn Stickland

Ervin Thomas, Jr.

Carrie Wellington

OUR 2021 TRUSTEES

Albert Boyce, Jr.
Brenda Hollowell
Debra Lofties
Mary Bonner Morris
Carolyn Perkins
Ervin Thomas, Jr.