First Woman Bishop Of The African Methodist Episcopal to Speak in Chapel

Sept. 24, 2001

by Rocio Reyna, Student Newswriter

The Right Reverend Vashti Murphy McKenzie will speak to students during Chapel at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Waco Hall on the Baylor University campus.

McKenzie is the first woman elected bishop in the two-century history of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. McKenzie will share her passion for Christ as she joins Baylor students for Denomination Day focusing on the Methodist tradition.

Bishop McKenzie's growing visionary ministry has been featured in Gospel Today magazine, Elle magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun and a host of other publications and programs across the country, including CBS Evening News and CNN.

Most recently, McKenzie served as the pastor of the 1,700-member Payne Memorial AME Church in Baltimore. She also is the author of Not Without a Struggle, a book that focuses on female leadership.

For more information, contact the office of university ministries at 710-3517.

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