Bishop Vashti McKenzie Delivers for DNC

September 4, 2012 in Church, Current Events

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At 5:19 pm today Bishop Vashti McKenzie delivered the Credentials Report solo to the Democratic National Convention as Co-Chair of her committee.  According to CNN she is slated for Wednesday’s invocation.

Vashti Murphy McKenzie, presiding bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Why she matters: McKenzie is the first woman elected bishop in the AME Church, the country’s oldest black religious denomination. She offered opening prayer at the 1996 Democratic National Convention and is an Obama campaign co-chair. Earlier this summer, first lady Michelle Obama addressed a big AME conference, saying: “To anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these issues, you tell them there is no place better.”

My heart personally swells as this woman has been a role model and mentor for me for many years. Thanks to her lovely daughter Vashti Jasmine St. John for the incredible images.


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