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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Retired Senior Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Sr. is the New Presiding Bishop of the Ninth Episcopal District

  The Committee on Episcopacy, charged according to Paragraph 431 of The Book of Discipline, Revised 2018, met on Sunday evening August 16, 2020, and unanimously voted to assign Retired Senior Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Sr., the new presiding bishop of the Ninth Episcopal District....


The Passing of Bishop Bobby R. Best, 61st Bishop of the CME Church

Bishop Bobby R. Best, the 61st Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, passed Sunday night, August 2, 2020. Bishop Best presided over the Ninth Episcopal District. Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as available. Bishop Best was elected bishop in 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland,...


Growing The Church During A Pandemic

 Growing The Church During A Pandemic  Rev. Leon C. Moore, Jr., General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions   Although the doors for many churches have been closed since mid-March 2020, we have a unique opportunity as pastors and laity to look at innovative ways to...


Bereavement Notice: Rev. Lawrence P. Lakey, Former Judicial Council Justice

Dear CME Family, The Reverend Lawrence Patrick Lakey, former Judicial Council Justice, passed on Monday, July 20, 2020. Rev. Lakey, who had served in the Ninth Episcopal District most of his itinerant ministry (in the Alaska-Pacific, Oklahoma, and Northern California Regions as pastor and presiding elder), retired...


“The Church Reopening” Webinar on Saturday, 6/13

Join Us For This Special Webinar The Church Reopening: Health, Legal and Safety Implications…And More Saturday, June 13, 1 PM EST ~ The Webinar will be Recorded View on Facebook Live – The Official CME Page Join by Zoom Password: CME1870 Webinar ID: 991 2573...


FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT Service for Bishop Ronald M. Cunningham

            The funeral service for Bishop Ronald M. Cunningham, the 53rd Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, will be on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at the Cedar Crest Cathedral CME Church, 1616 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, Texas  75216.             Bishop Cunningham died...


Statement of the College of Bishops: Protests Over Murder of George Floyd

For Immediate Release Statement of the College of Bishops Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Protests over Murder of George Floyd “I have seen the affliction of my people; and I have heard their cries.”     The bishops of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church feel the anger and outrage...


Make “Opening Up” a Loving and Caring Decision By Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

Dear CME Family,            It is not President Trump’s job to tell...


A Message About Re-Opening CME Church Buildings From The College of Bishops

Dear CME Family, Our prayer is that you are weathering the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, sustained by faith and surrounded by God’s love and mercy! To those who have experienced the virus up close, as a patient or a family member, and to those who...


Tornado Relief

May 1, 2020 TO:             Members of the C.M.E. Church FROM:       The Emergency...

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

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 149th anniversary on December 16, 2019.

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.

The mission of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is to be disciples of Jesus the Christ by serving individuals, communities and the world as the representative, loving presence of God and as witnesses to God’s salvation and grace.

The vision of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is to be a transforming church for Jesus the Christ within a changing world.