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How many canidates for bishop are there from each district. I just want to see how many are running. And who is running.

-- Anonymous, September 12, 2002


Please refer to The Candidates' List, with the upcoming addition of Rev. Frederick O. Murph of Brookins Community, Los Angeles, CA (5).

To date there are 53 announced and potential (candidates who ran in 2000) candidates for 2004. The breakout of these is as follows:

Any additional information about the candidates to improve the accuracy of the table is appreciated.

-- Anonymous, September 12, 2002

well the sixth has 3 and a possible 4th.

-- Anonymous, September 12, 2002

My apologies for omitting Rev. Isaiah Waddy from the table. This will be rectified in the next update. That would leave:
  • Announced - McCloud, Waddy
  • Potential - James Davis (Big Bethel, Atlanta, GA) You mentioned a possible fourth candidate. Who would that be?


    -- Anonymous, September 12, 2002

  • james davis is official. Stafford wicker announced to his church. so i guess he's official too. because thats what james davis did. so there is four.

    -- Anonymous, September 12, 2002

    I understand Rev. Dr. Mikarl Thomas has announced his candidacy, shooting for 2008.

    -- Anonymous, September 15, 2002

    As far as I know, the Rev. Dr. Gordon D van Stavel and Rev. Dr. Andrew E Josias from the 15th District has not indicated or announced that they will be running for the Episcopacy.

    Can anyone try to establish who will be running for General Officers and compile a list? I know that from the 15th District, the Rev. Adonis C Booyse, Pastor of Mt Olive A.M.E. Church, Piketberg, will be running for the position of Executive Director Department of Research & Scholarship.

    God Bless You All

    Rev. William C Legolie, II

    -- Anonymous, September 17, 2002

    In answer to the question about who is running for General Officership, we know that the Rev.Dr. Melvin Jerome Capers, pastor of historic St. John A.M.E. Church(Marion,SC), the 7th district, is a candidate for Executive Director for the Department of Church Growth and Development in 2004. We pray that the church would truly consider this dynamic servant, and give him an opportunity to serve in this capacity. We are sure that he will present creative seminars and ministries to help grow our zion, and he will travel, not just here in the United States, but even in our districts outside of the U.S. He has a passion for evangelism, church growth and development.

    -- Anonymous, September 20, 2002

    Is it in order for an itinerant elder to be stoppet from drumming up support for a canidate for Episcopal Office in an annual conference? I am writing you from Africa where things are happening for the first time.Any how the right candidate will pull through inspite of the road blocks. Rev N Jordan Mkwanazi is highly prefered here in the 17th Episcopal District and we ask for your prayers.

    -- Anonymous, November 29, 2002

    The Rev. Andrew Lewin is still the sole and authentic candidate for Episcopal honours from the 15th Episcopal District. Please pray with and for us that others will not announce at the spur of the moment (5 minutes to the hour!) their candidacies, if any. The 15th is united behind Rev. Lewin and we are asking for your prayers and support.

    -- Anonymous, December 30, 2002

    Senator Rev. Dr. Leonard Santucci, JP. announced himself as a candidate for Episcopal Service during the Bermuda Annual Conference on February 28, 2003 under the leadership of Bishop Z. L. Grady. Dr. Santucci has distinguished himself as a preacher, teacher, adminstrator, community servant and politician. He is currently the pastor of Heard Chapel AME Church, Pembroke, Bermuda. During his administration the church has climbed higher in its forms of up- reach and out-reach. Dr. Santucci, outside of pastoring serves as a director for the AME Re-insurance Limited, which is a captive insurance company created for and owned by the AME Church. Dr. Santucci along with Bishop P.R. Cousin and Bro. Nalton Brangman were instrumental in the creation of this company as an instrument for economic growth and development for our church. Dr. Santucci also serves as one of eleven Senators in the Upper House of Bermuda. In this forum he has made his voice heard on behalf of the people of Bermuda. In December of 2002 Dr. Santucci sought a seat in the House of Assembly as a Member of Parliament (MP). He was unsuccessful at that time, but has been asked to run again during Bermud's General Election which must be called by November 2003. In December 2002, Dr. Santucci was appointed by the Governor of Bermuda as a Justice of the Peace. This is a lifetime appointment, and civic honor, which reflects one's value and contribution to the island community. Dr. Santucci has an impressive resume which reflects his training to the doctoral degree level at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has engaged in graduate degree course work in Education from American universities on the Masters and Doctoral degree levels. For more than ten years Dr. Santucci served in various administrative post at the Bermuda College, from which he resigned after being appointed to the Senate in Bermuda. As Dr. Santucci moves toward the floor of the General Conference of 2004, it has been said already, that "he is an overseas candidate who cannot be ignored." He brings to the church all of the gifts and graces we seek in our episcopal leadership. He is cultivated in head and heart and has a sincere love for our church. Hard work is a part of his makeup. His contribution to the development of the AME Re. legislation and the incorporation of the Company are a testimony to his determination. His life and ministry reflect determination in the face of opposition. The Bermuda Annual Conference in receiving the announcement of his candidacy gave its approval via a motion moved by the Rev. Dr. Wilbur (Larry) Lowe Jr. MP, who serves as a member of Parliament for the Progressive Labour Party Government. This motion was second by many voices. The Bermuda Conference reached out across political and social boundaries to embrace Dr. Santucci as he has taken this step of faith. The Bermuda Conference is aware that the Connectional Church must elect , at present, seven Bishops during the General Conference 2004. It is the hope of the Conference that Dr. Santucci be named amongst that number.Dr. Santucci is married to Mrs. Donna Bell-Santucci. They have two sons Kyle (11) and Tyler (7) Bell-Santucci and are guardians to a seventeen year old niece Shanna King. Dr. Santucci also serves as the father figure to two of his nephews, Justin (5) and Jason (1)Bell. Please join his family, Church Family, and Annual Conference in prayer as he offers himself for greater service in the Connectional Ministry of the Church.

    -- Anonymous, March 28, 2003

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