Bishop Clement W. Fugh reappointed the majority of Los Angeles-area pastors to their churches at the close of the Southern California Annual Conference of the AME Church during the Closing Worship and Commissioning Service on Oct. 30.
As presiding prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District of the AME Church, Bishop Fugh serves as chief shepherd as well as chief executive officer/administrator of all AME churches located in the 14 states west of the Mississippi River. The Southern California conference is comprised of 52 churches.
The new pastoral assignments were The Rev. Denise Jackson to Johnson Chapel-El Centro, the Rev. Dwain Jackson to Bryant Temple-L.A., the Rev. Rethis Murray to Holy Trinity-Long Beach, the Rev. Theodore Payne to Prince Chapel-La Jolla, the Rev. William Shepherd to St. James-L.A., the Rev. Benjamin Thomas, Jr., to A.K. Quinn-Moreno Valley and the Rev. Nicolette Wilson to Brown Memorial-Pasadena.
The reappointments included the Rev. Carolyn Baskin-Bell to Second, the Rev. J. Edgar Boyd to First-LA, the Rev. Dr. Francine Brookins to Bethel-Fontana, the Rev. Rosalynn Brookins to Walker Temple, the Rev. John Cager to Ward, the Rev. Dr. Kelvin Calloway to Bethel-LA, the Rev. Michael Eagle to Grant-Long Beach, the Rev. Benjamin Hollins to Price Chapel, the Rev. Dr. Mary Minor to Brookins-Kirkland, the Rev. Darryl Walker to New Philadelphia and the Rev. Mark Whitlock to Christ Our Redeemer-Irvine.
The Rev. Whitlock and the members of Christ Our Redeemer hosted the conference and the Fifth District Planning Meeting at the LAX Hilton Hotel.