The CME Church Official Website

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The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

CME Church Episcopal Office

4466 Elvis Presley Blvd. Memphis, TN 38116

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(901) 345-0580

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The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Serving Christ Since 1870

The Episcopal Districts Of The CME Church

The Bishops are the Chief Officers of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. They are elected for life by a majority vote of the General Conference which meets every four years. Bishops shall be retired at that General Conference nearest their 74th birthday. Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick is the current Senior Bishop and Chief Executive Officer of the CME Church.

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The 8th Episcopal District

Bishop Lawrence Reddick, the 51st Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Bishop of the Eighth Episcopal District.

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The 6th Episcopal District

Bishop Thomas Louis Brown, Sr., the 54th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Bishop of the Sixth Episcopal District. 

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The 4th Episcopal District

Bishop Kenneth W. Carter, the 55th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Bishop of the Fourth Episcopal District.

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The 7th Episcopal District

Bishop James B. Walker, the 56th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Bishop of the Seventh Episcopal District.

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The 3rd Episcopal District

Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr., the 58th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church serves as the Bishop of the Third Episcopal District.

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Ecumenical & Development Officer

Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, the 59th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Ecumenical and Development Officer.

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The 1st Episcopal District

Bishop Marvin Thomas, Sr., the 62nd Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Bishop of the First Episcopal District.

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The 5th Episcopal District

Bishop Clarence Kelby Heath, the 64th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District.

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The 2nd Episcopal District

Bishop Denise Anders-Modest, the 65th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Bishop of the Second Episcopal District.

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The 9th Episcopal District

Bishop Charley Hames, Jr., the 66th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Bishop of the Ninth Episcopal District.

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The 10th Episcopal District

Bishop Rick D. Helton, the 67th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Bishop of the Tenth Episcopal District.

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The 11th Episcopal District

Bishop Kwame Lawson Adjei, the 68th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serves as the Bishop of the Eleventh Episcopal District.

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Welcome to the official Web site of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, administered by the General Department of Communication & Information Technology (CIT) .

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Church, familiarly known as the CME Church, has a glorious and rich history! The CME Church was organized December 16, 1870 in Jackson, Tennessee by 41 former slave members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The CME Church is a branch of Wesleyan Methodism founded and organized by John Wesley in England in 1844 and established in America as the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1784. The CME Church celebrated its 153rd anniversary on December 16, 2023. The CME Church has more than 1.2 million members across the United States, and has missions and sister churches in Haiti, Jamaica and fourteen African nations.

About The CME Church

Learn about the CME Church, its history, beliefs, organizational structure and connectional departments and ministries.  

The College Of Bishops

The College Of Bishops represent the Episcopal Leadership of the CME Church and its 11 Episcopal Districts. 

General Officers & Departments

The General Officers are the elected officials of the church and it connectional departments, ministries and organizations.

Connectional Calendar

The CME Church Connectional Events for the year as well as links to register for Connectional and sponsored events. 

Connectional Resources

From Liturgical Calendars to the Strategic Plan, and Technology and Software discounts, we offer a number of beneficial resources to everyone.

Connectional Programs & Ministries

Learn more about the connectional ministries and programs’  sponsored by the Bishops and General Officers. 

Quick Facts about the CME Church

Did you know that the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church has over 1,200 physical churches in the connection that spans over 10 Countries. Click the links below to learn about the rich history of the CME Church and its distinguished leaders, pastors and members.

The first Bishop of the CME Church was Bishop William Miles.

At the historical 37th General Conference, five bishops were elected including the first female bishop, Teresa E. Snorton, and the indigenous bishop for Africa, Godwin T. Umoette.

The headquarters of the CME Church is located in Memphis, TN.

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Bishop William H. Miles
The 1st Bishop of the CME Church

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2022-2026 Quadrennium Episcopal Assignments

Weekend Digest – June 15, 2024

View Online The Weekend News Digest is online. Stay Connected with the latest updates from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church! Submit Episcopal or District announcements and photographs with captions to [email protected]. Submissions are due by 11 am EDT on Saturday.     Upcoming Connectional Events and Programs Click Here for More Information View the Video […]

Weekend Digest – June 8, 2024

View Online The Weekend News Digest is online. Stay Connected with the latest updates from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church! Submit Episcopal or District announcements and photographs with captions to [email protected]. Submissions are due by 11 am EDT on Saturday.     Upcoming Connectional Events and Programs Register Here for the CITTechnology Roundtable     […]

Weekend Digest – June 1, 2024

View Online The Weekend News Digest is online. Stay Connected with the latest updates from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church! Submit Episcopal or District announcements and photographs with captions to [email protected]. Submissions are due by 11 am EDT on Saturday.     Upcoming Connectional Events and Programs Download the Litany for Connectional Stewardess Day https://thecmechurch.org/lay/StewardessLitany2024.pdf […]

Weekend Digest – May 25, 2024

The Weekend News Digest is online. Stay Connected with the latest updates from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church! Submit Episcopal or District announcements and photographs with captions to [email protected]. Submissions are due by 11 am EDT on Saturday.     My brothers and sisters:, As we approach the Memorial Day holiday, I want to take […]

Weekend Digest – May 18, 2024

View Online The Weekend News Digest is online. Stay Connected with the latest updates from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church! Submit Episcopal or District announcements and photographs with captions to [email protected]. Submissions are due by 11 am EDT on Saturday.   Upcoming Connectional Events and Programs Download the Litany for Connectional Stewardess Day https://thecmechurch.org/lay/StewardessLitany2024.pdf   […]

Weekend Digest – May 11, 2024

View Online The Weekend News Digest is online. Stay Connected with the latest updates from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church! Submit Episcopal or District announcements and photographs with captions to [email protected]. Submissions are due by 11 am EDT on Saturday.   Upcoming Connectional Events and Programs CYYAC24 The countdown has begun! General Registration closes soon! […]

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