Carpenters for Christ
Archie Payne, Jr., Chair

Sharing love, laughter, and fellowship, this group of Christian men and women work together to repair, maintain, and beautify churches throughout the P-ESD. 

Archie Payne, Chair

Trinity AMEZ

Alleyne AMEZ

Alleyne AMEZ

Wesley AMEZ

Wesley AMEZ

Pastors & CFC

Taking a laugh break

One of the youngest CFC

CFC Group

Kennedy-Connelly Educational Assistance Fund
Rev. Keitha Wiggins-Kennedy; Dr. David McClendon, Co-chairs

The late Rev. Dr. John W. Kennedy and late Mrs. Roxie P. Connelly were advocates for young people and education.

Dr. Kennedy often spoke of how, as a child, he had been labeled as socially maladjusted and unable to learn. He refused to be bound by those labels and later in life, went back to school, earning Masters and Doctorate degrees.


Mrs. Connelly, a lifelong educator, served for more than a decade as the Director of the P-ESD's Christian Education Department. Her devotion to young people, education, and the Salisbury community were hallmarks of her life.

2017 Recipients with Elder Kelly, and members of the Ed Fund Ministry. 

Sons of Varick Men's Ministry
Rev. Dr. Leon Copeland, Chair

Fellowship inside and beyond the church walls. The men of the P-ESD come together to learn and develop in scriptural knowledge. General sessions are led by the Presiding Elder, along with other District leaders. And the annual fall Golf Retreat is an annual highlight! 

Presiding Elder Kelly
Opening session
Past Tournament flier
Rev. Copeland, Rev. McNeil & guest
Rev. Smith
Rev. Ruffin, P.E. Kennedy, Rev.Smith
Women's Ministry
Rev. Rachel McNeil, Director

Share. Care. Prepare. When women - young, mid, & older - get together . . . there's fun, instruction, and inter-generational wisdom in the room. The annual retreat is the highlight of the Women's Ministry 's annual activities. 

Rev. Rachel McNeil, Director

Shane Fletcher

Mary Copeland

Receive instruction; become wise

P-ESD women's retreat

Couples Ministry
Lloyd & Dianne Carver, Co-Directors

From the most recent marriage in the P-ESD, of one year, to one with the greatest longevity of over 50 years, the Couples Ministry seeks to reinforce and encourage marriage relationships. 

Conference Workers
Deidre Payne, Chair

Love and laughter combine at the annual Love Gala hosted by the Conference Workers, who  come together to raise funds to supplement needs of churches and the District. 

Rev. Dr. David McClendon, Chair
Archie Payne, Jr., Chair
Rev. Damon Carver
Rev. R.J. Chandler, Sr.
Rev. Leo McNeil
Rev. Dr. Thomas Tucker, Jr.
Ministers' Spouses & Widows
Evelyn Easton, Chair
District Studies
Rev. Ida Y. Ositelu, Chair

@2017 Philadelphia-Eastern Shore District