Black Ministries


April 30, 2003


Consecrated December 8, 1962 Diocese of Massachusetts

X Bishop of Masschusetts First Black Diocesan Bishop in the United States Born Grand Rapids, Michigan. Served as Chaplain at Howard University. First Black Canon of Washington National Cathedral. Served as Arcdeacon of...

April 30, 2003


Consecrated September 29, 1918 Diocese of Arkansas

Bishop Suffragan for Colored Work First Black Suffragan Bishop in the United States Born Wilmington, Delaware. Suffragan Bishop for Colored Work, Diocese of Arkansas and the Province of the Southwest. Wrote many devotional...

April 30, 2003


Consecrated September 20, 1972 Diocese of Chicago

Bishop Suffragan of Chicago Born Liberty County, Georgia. Chair, Chicago Advisory Commission on Metropolitan Affairs; coordinated diocesan inner-city parish work. Member, Executive Council. Rector, St. Simon’s Church,...

April 30, 2003


Consecrated August 6, 1970 Diocese of Liberia

X Bishop of Liberia IV Archbishop of West Africa Born Garroway, Liberia. First indigenous Bishop of Liberia. First Missionary Bishop directly elected by a diocese. Led the Church in Liberia toward self-support, independence from...

April 30, 2003



Consecrated 1918 Diocese of North Carolina

Bishop Suffragan for Colored Work Born a Methodist in St. Mary's, Georgia. Entire ministry as teacher, priest, archdeacon and bishop was centered at St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina. Greatly advanced the...

April 30, 2003


Consecrated February 19 1972 Diocese of Panama

IV Bishop of Panama Born Colon, Panama. First native Panamanian ordained priest and first indigenous bishop. Educated in Panama and the United States. Active in parish ministry, including St. Paul's, Panama City, Panama....

April 30, 2003


Consecrated October 11, 1986 Diocese of Ohio

Bishop Suffragan of Ohio Born Providence, Rhode Island. Served parishes Diocese of Rhode Island and Michigan. Member, New Perspectives on Race which developed basic curriculum on anti-racism training. Archdeacon of the Diocese of...

April 30, 2003


Consecrated June 20, 1981 Diocese of Long Island

Bishop Suffragan of Long Island Born New York City. Rector, St. George's Church, Brooklyn, New York. Archdeacon of Brooklyn, New York. Chair, Recruitment, Training and Deployment Committee.

April 30, 2003


Consecrated September 24, 1988 Diocese of Southern Ohio

VIII Bishop of Southern Ohio Born Bronx, New York. Vicar. St. Gabriel’s Church, Brooklyn, New York. Rector, Christ Church, Bellport, Long Island, Rector, Grace Church, Jamaica, New York. Bishop Coadjutor of Southern...

April 30, 2003


Consecrated March 15, 1991 Diocese of Panama

Assistant Bishop of Chicago Bishop Suffragan of Panama Born Colon, Panama. Rector, St. Pual’s, Panama City. Diocese youth Director and Province IX Youth Ministry. President of the Standing Committee. Member, Human Rights...