Our Conference Scriptures: Matthew 5:13-16, John 14:12-14, and Matthew 28:16-20
Conference Focus: Impact Conference: "Raising the B.A.R.S" Phase 1
 
"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same, let your light shine before others, so that [a] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:13-14)
 
Evangelism Chair/WNY Conf. Director of Evangelism - Pastor Kevin D. Coakley

617-955-3404



Evangelism Chair (London-Midland)
Western New York Conference Director of Evangelism 
Kevin D. Coakley Ministries
Vision Cast! Vision Caught! Vision Carried!
Mission: To direct people to Jesus! (To reach people who are far from God.)
 
"Unleashing God's people for God's purpose!" 
 
The Evangelism Department Aims to: 
  • Provide personal evangelism training for individuals, churches, and conferences
  •  Equip, encourage, and inspire disciples in mission ministry
  • Provide practical ways of making disciples
  • Provide an Evangelistic Road Map and much more...
Evangelism Convocation is held annually stateside (April) and in London, England (November).   



Buffalo District Director of Evangelism - Rev. Nadia Holloway



Bio: (Forthcoming)


Albany District Director of Evangelism - Pastor Nicolle Harris



BIO
Rev. Nicolle D. Harris grew up in the city of Asbury Park, NJ and attended the public-school system graduating in 1998. Following high school, she went on to attend Delaware State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Primary Education with a minor in Theater in 2002. In 2004 Nicolle finished writing her first stage play a Gospel Musical titled “In the Final Hour.” Which was last staged at Newark Symphony Hall in November 2006. She is the founder and owner of Nicolle D. Harris & Company a Non-Profit Start-Up Firm that helps individuals start 501c3 organizations. In November of 2013 Nicolle was elected to the Asbury Park Board of Education where she served for 3 years, serving as both President and Vice President. As a youth Nicolle attended Second Baptist Church of Asbury Park under the late Rev. Verner R. Matthews. On September 23, 1998 at a Spirit filled Gospel Choir Rehearsal on campus at DSU Nicolle rededicated her life to Christ. From 2003 to 2009 she attended Rebirth Church International in Elizabeth, NJ where she served as Praise & Worship Leader, Bible Study & Sunday School Teacher and Head of the Singles Women’s Ministry. After returning to the Central Jersey Shore area she became a member and minister at St. John AME Zion Church of Lakewood, NJ serving under the leadership of both Rev. Lester G. Washington Sr. & Rev. Percy Smith. Nicolle served as the Director of Youth & the Director of Young Adults for the Camden District of the New Jersey Conference, serving 2 years in each department.
 
On January 16th of 2011 Rev. Harris delivered her trial sermon under her pastor and spiritual father Rev. Washington. In October of the same year she became a licensed Local Preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church receiving her license from Presiding Elder Rev. Dr. Lawton Nelson Jr. In May of 2014 she was admitted to the New Jersey Annual Conference as a Traveling Preacher on Trial and in May 2016 she was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in the life of the church under Bishop Louis Hunter Sr. and presently serves under the Episcopal leadership of Bishop Dennis V. Proctor. Rev. Harris is a graduate of The Theological School at Drew University in Madison, NJ where she earned her Master of Divinity Degree in May of 2018 and she has plans to peruse a Doctoral Degree.
 
While at Drew University Nicolle did her internship at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City under the tutelage of Rev. Dionne Boissiere the first African American Chaplain to the United Nations and traveled to South Africa as part of her cross cultural studies. Nicolle is a member of Black Lives Matter and the National Action Network of Asbury Park and former Vice President of the Black Ministerial Caucus at Drew Theological School, where she served for two terms. In
 
June of 2018 Rev. Harris was appointed as the Supply Pastor of Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Atlantic City where she served until May of 2019. Also, in October of the same year Rev. Harris was ordained an Elder by the hand of Bishop Proctor in Stamford, CT. On July 7, 2019 Rev. Harris was appointed as the pastor of Duryee Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Schenectady, NY Rev. Harris is also the recipient of the
· 2015 Stafford Diversity Scholarship at Drew Theological School
· 2016 St. John AME Zion Church Woman of the Year Award
· 2018 St. Stephen AME Zion Church Dr. Martin Luther King Leadership Award
· 2014-2018 Outstanding Young Adult Award for the North Eastern Episcopal District
 
She is doing her best to walk in the steps ordered by the Lord (Psalm 37:23). Rev. Harris is truly humbled to service the Lord and is committed to that which is stated in Mark 16:15 He said to them, go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.



Rochester-Syracuse District Director of Evangelism - Rev. Kelli Wofford



Bio:
Description:
Rev. Kellie Wofford, 
Rochester Syracuse Director of Evangelism 
 
Rev. Kellie Y. Wofford is a woman who knows without a doubt that God is awesome! She has experienced abundant blessings and seeks to share her testimony and her love of God with all people. She uses her gifts of preaching, workshop facilitating and counseling to help people experience transformation by the Holy Spirit.
 
Rev. Kellie, as she is affectionately known as was called into the ministry at the age of 13 as a Junior Missionary. Yet it wasn’t until 1988 that she sincerely accepted Christ as an adult and began to truly walking in her calling. She was ordained at Greater Faith Temple COTLG, a Pentecostal denomination, where she served for eighteen years. In 2005, yielding to God’s direction, Rev. Kellie joined the African Methodist Episcopal Zion denomination, under the direction and guidance of the now Bishop W. Darin Moore at Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, Mount Vernon, N.Y.
 
Rev Kellie immediately became an active member at Greater Centennial. After expressing her calling to pulpit ministry the pastor invited her to be part of his minister’s training program. She was licensed to preach in 2007. Rev Kellie was ordained a Deacon within the A.M.E. Zion denomination in 2011 and later elected an Elder in 2013.
 
In December 2013, Rev Kellie received her first Pastoral appointment at St Mark A.M.E.Z Church in Poughkeepsie, New York by the Right Bishop Dennis V. Proctor. Since her appointment in the city of Poughkeepsie she has worked as the lead Case Manager. She serves on many committee within the city, which include the Community Advisory Council, NAACP, and the Dutchess County Child Care Council Board. Rev. Kellie received her second Pastoral appointment at Trinity A.M.E.Z. Church in Binghamton NY.
 
Rev. Kellie is community driven and is dedicated to taking the community she serves to the next level. Her vision is to see people become whole holistically by strengthen the community.
 
Rev. Kellie has also been blessed to be able to pursue higher education. Her undergraduate studies began at the Technical Career Institute where she was certified as an Electronic Technician (1987). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Concordia College in May 2012. She is currently enrolled at New York Theology Seminary pursuing her Masters of Divinity. During her second semester at NYTS, Feb 2013, she severed as Vice President of the Student Governing Broad. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.
 
Rev. Kellie can best be summed up as a person who is full of love! She loves God, loves her family and friends, loves people, loves animals and loves the Church! Her desire is to simply show that love in all that she does for Christ.
 
 



London Midland Conference Director of Evangelism - Rev. Sharon Simpson-Senior



Rev. Marcia Davis, Evangelism Director of the Midlands District
Email:  Marcialove@hotmail.co.uk
 
Mr. Colleyes Ferguson, Evangelism Director of London District
Email:  fergusoncolleye@gmail.com



Midland District Evangelism Director - Rev. Marcia Davis






London District Evangelism Director - Mr. Colleyse Ferguson






Administrative Personel (International) - Ms. Kay Allen






Administrative Assistant (United Kingdom) - Ms. Dorothy McFarlane






Administrative Assistant (International) - Ms. Alaina Allen






Director of Discipleship (Buffalo, NY) -

Mission:
Equipping believers to multiply~ "the chief end of the gospel the Salvation of Souls!"
  • By which men/women are rescued from sin and trained for heaven
What is evangelism? Simply put! Evangelism is taking advantage of opportunities to share what you know about Jesus with others. The purpose of the evangelism is sharing what we know about Jesus and leading people into a personal relationship with God. 
 
The Evangelism Department's Purpose is:
  • To encourage each person to undertake an annual evangelist quota (Para 605 1B) AME Zion Book of Discipline
  •  Annual observe "Decision Day" October (Book of Discipline)
  • To teach how individuals should evangelize
  • To identify/establish (2-5) individuals to join the ministry
  • To equip and encourage the believers to evangelize by providing biblical tracks and tools for impactful, purposeful, and meaningful ministry. 
  • To train others within the body our context on the importance of evangelizing
  • To devise an evangelistic plan with specific areas of focus (i.e. homeless/provide resources....Government Agency) Create a list of agencies to assist the department in making ministry possible.  Shelter Contacts, Abused Children/Women/Men, Coat/Clothing Ministry
  • Plan an Outreach Mission's Day with a purpose of ministering and offering Christ to the lost.
  •  
    Vision Cast, Vision Caught, and Vision Carried
  • Adoption: Vision Casting, (Create a blueprint/evangelism vision)
  • Vision Caught (Capture the and by in evangelism vision)
  • Vision Carried (Share your vision) 



Intercessory Prayer Coordinator (United Kingdom) - Pastor Valerie Dacres



 Biographical Sketch:
Senior Pastor of the New Birth AME Zion Church, Croydon, England (UK) & 
Newly Established Society: (New Church Plant)
Kingdom Restoration Ministry A.M.E. Zion Church, Wembly North West Area, London, England
 
Rev. Valerie Dacres, Senior Pastor 
 
Pastor Valerie V. Dacres Reverend Valerie Victoria Dacres, was born in the Parish of St Thomas, Jamaica on June 30, 1958, and raised in a Godly household. Growing up, Reverend Dacres gained her education, then continued to work as a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. She relocated to London, England in 1988 and took her right hand of fellowship at Ransom A.M.E. Zion Church. Upon joining the Church, she began to grow under the leadership and mentorship of the Reverend George C. Smith.
 
Reverend Valerie Dacres answered her call into the Ministry and in 2004 she was ordained a Reverend in the A.M.E. Zion Church by the Rt. Rev. Warren Matthew Brown. Shortly after Reverend Dacres was elevated to pastorship within the London Midlands Annual Conference, with her first Pastoral appointment at Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Zion Church, where she worked alongside the late Reverend Leonara Richards. In 2007, she became the dignified Pastor of the “New Birth” A.M.E. Zion Church where she currently serves 12 years later. A mentor and spiritual guide to many, Reverend Dacres has a natural mothering spirit for all she meets. Her passion for Evangelism and the work of God is evident in all that she does. Reverend Dacres is the proud mother of four children; Hughie, Richard, Lakeisha and LaKai.



Finance Committee Chair (United Kingdom) - Ms. Karlene Bowley






First Executive Chef - Marc Adams




Second Executive Chef - Lamont Thomas