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About Us


Grace and peace be unto you from God our Father, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Here in the 7th Episcopal District, we embrace those seeking salvation, love, hope, peace, or the joy found in Jesus. You can find Jesus at any of our churches in the Seventh. We pray our ministries will be a blessing to you and look forward to serving the Lord with you. Come assist us in building the Kingdom of God.   


 Here in the 7th District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church our mission is to be faithful to God in our living, giving and witnessing. Our primary aim is to recover the lost, reach for the fallen and rejoice with the saints. We further strive to be Christ-like in our integrity, mutual respect and loyalty.         Blessed be the name of the Lord! 

Meet Our Bishop

Bishop James B. Walker - Presiding Prelate

 Bishop James B. Walker is a native of  Boley, Oklahoma. He is married to Delois Woody-Walker and they have two daughters and one grandson. Bishop Walker is the Presiding Prelate of the Seventh Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church.Bishop Walker was elected the 56th bishop of the C.M.E. Church at its thirty-seventh General Conference, held in Mobile, Alabama. He was the first of five new bishops elected including the denomination’s first female bishop as well as its first indigenous bishop for Africa. As former pastor of Phillips Metropolitan CME Church in Hartford, Connecticut for 27 years, he brings extensive pastoral experience. He led the congregation through many years of numerical and spiritual growth. During Bishop Walker’s administration, the congregation acquired and renovated the Phillips Metro office complex and constructed its new worship center on 2500 Main Street in Hartford, Connecticut.Bishop Walker has also served as interim Presiding Elder of the New York-New England District, as well, and the pastor of Trinity CME Church, Toccoa, Georgia and Sykes Memorial CME Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.Bishop Walker is a former President of the Greater Hartford Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance as well as the former Interim Dean and Adjunct Faculty at Hartford Seminary. He is the founder and first Executive Director of the North Star Center for Human Development, Inc. and through his leadership, North Star was awarded a HUD 202 grant to construct the Phillips Metropolitan Apartments (a 40 unit Senior Housing Community). Additionally, Bishop Walker collaborated with the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families to form a faith-based adoption and foster care ministry, the Queen Esther Ministry.Bishop Walker served as Co-Chair of the Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care, a faith-based organization responsible for passing Connecticut’s landmark Health Care for all legislation (Sustinet) in 2009. He was a member of the Community Advisory Board for St. Francis Hospital and he was appointed as a Commissioner on the City of Hartford Planning and Zoning Board. Bishop Walker is also a former member of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee (7th District).Bishop Walker is a graduate of Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma and he received the Master’s of Divinity degree at Phillips School of Theology of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. 

The District Team

Washington Virginia District

 Presiding Elder Kevin J Agee is married to Gwendolyn; resides in Waldorf, MD, and has 2 adult sons & 4 grandchildren. There are 30 churches within the district as north as Baltimore, Maryland and south as Halifax, VA.  Elder Agee is currently the pastor of Williams Chapel  CME Church, Front Royal, Va.

Philadelphia District

Presiding Elder  Rev. Dr. Julius Clay presides over the Philadelphia District.

New York - New England

 Presiding Elder Frederick Belcher leads the New York-New England District.
He has been a Presiding Elder in the Seventh since 2005. 

Durham District

 Presiding Elder Clifton E.  Harris presides over the Mighty Durham District of the Carolina Region. Elder Harris also serves as  pastor of Prince Chapel C.M.E. Church                               

Winston-Salem Greenville

Presiding Elder Cassandry Keys is over the Winston-Salem Greenville District. Our mission is to EMPOWER, EQUIP, and ENGAGE the people of God to fulfill the mandate of DISCIPLESHIP and EVANGELISM among all people and communities.

Click on the Presiding Elders picture above to go to the District's Homepage. 

Charleston - Columbia

Presiding Elder Jetson Ronzell Maness looks after the Charleston-Columbia District. It covers the upper portion of South Carolina down to the low countries of Charleston, Estill, and others. There are forty two churches on the C. C. District and a strong working faith from the members and pastors of the churches. Elder Maness also  serves as pastor of Vanderhorst Memorial  CME Church

Upcoming Events

Pastors Conference 2019

Monday January 7th - Thursday 10th 2019.

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WMC Quadrennial Assembly

Saturday June 22nd -Saturday 29th, 2019

Shreveport, La


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Seventh Episcopal District C.M.E. Church

6524 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20012


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