Bishop John Bryant, Men’s Day Speaker
Fairview’s Annual Men’s Day is Sunday, March 21, 2021, 10:00 AM. Bishop John R. Bryant, formerly of the AME 4th District and former pastor of Bethel AME Church, Baltimore, will be the guest speaker. The virtual service will be streamed live on Facebook, Fairview AME Church, Forest Hill, MD, and YouTube at FairviewAMELive.
“The spirit of the Lord is upon me…” is reflected in the witness of John Richard Bryant. In 1988, John Richard Bryant was elected and consecrated the 106th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church at the General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. He served in the 14th (West Africa), 10th and 5th Episcopal Districts. In 2008, at the 48th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference, Bishop Bryant became the Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and presided over the 4th Episcopal which included seven (7) mid-western states, Canada and the AME India Annual Conference where the Lord allowed him and his wife, Reverend Cecelia Bryant, to officially bring the India Conference into the African Methodist Episcopal Church. At present, there are one hundred and sixty (160) churches in the AME India Annual Conference.
He has pastored three churches, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Fall River, MA; St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Cambridge, MA; and Bethel A.M.E. Church, Baltimore, MD. Under his pastoral ministry, 103 men and women have entered the Christian Ministry. With an emphasis on church growth, community development and political empowerment, he has preached and/or taught on more than 35 college campuses and across five continents.