First District Components




First Episcopal District Church School

Sis. Jeanne Chavious– 1st District Church School Superintendent

"The mission of the Church School in the African Methodist Episcopal Church
is to teach, train, nurture adults, young adults, college students,
teenagers and children in God's word; preparing them for Christian service
by emphasizing Christian principles. The Church School shall employ
methodologies for effective Christian growth and maximum participation
inclusive of creative pedagogues and state of art learning technologies and
multimedia products."
"There is to be a Church School in every local Church" Doctrine and
Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

"As the Church School goes and grows, so goes or grows the church." Rev Dr
Earl R Jefferson

Ephesians 4:11-13 "And he gave some apostles; and some prophets; and some
evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the
saints, for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ..."

We serve to fulfill these mandates; that the Church School of the First
Episcopal District, it's Superintendents on all levels, teachers, and
members will bring the word of God to life in our communities, and churches
to make a difference in the everyday lives of the people and to lead others
to Christ.

Thank you Bishop Ingram for the opportunity to serve

Jeanne Chavious
First Episcopal District Superintendent


Sis. Victoria Hill – Philadelphia                              Rev. Camille Smith – New York
Sis. Barbara Lash – Delaware                                           Bro. Samuel Jones – New Jersey
Rev. Roger Sawtelle – New England               Sis. Carolyn Williams – Western New York
Sis. Shangri-La Durham-Thompson – Bermuda