Bishop Darryl Starnes
Darryl is the Presiding Bishop, Mid-West Episcopal District, AME Zion Church. He obtained a B.A. History, Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC, a M. Div. Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, and a D. Min., Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL.
He has been 23 years in pastoral ministry and served as Director of Evangelism for 12years and 8 years as a bishop. He currently chairs the Wesleyan Commission on Evangelism, the Denomination’s Church Growth and Development Board and is Secretary of Evangelism, North American Section of the WMC
He has published the following Books: Not Ashamed of the Gospel, 21st Century Christians Under Construction and For the Perfecting of the Saint. He and his wife, Camille, have three children and seven grandchildren
Archbishop Michael Stephen
Michael Stephen was born in Afon Iiorin in the present Kwara State of Nigeria. He earned his Master’s degree at Emory University, Chandler School of Theology in 1980.
The Conference of Methodist Church Nigeria elected him as Bishop of the Diocese of Remo where he served from1991-1966, after which he was appointed General Secretary, a position he held for ten years.
Since 2006 Archbishop Stephen serves Archbishop of Ibadan. He is also Chair of the Christian Council of Nigeria, South West Zone, Executive Director of Churches in Action for Peace and Development and he provides leadership for the Project for Christian Muslim Relations in Africa.
Archbishop Stephen has been involved in the World Methodist Council since 1986 and serves as a Trustee for the Old Epworth Rectory and Interim Chair of the Africa Methodist Council. He is married to Felicia and they have two adult children, Oluwakemi and Oluwafemi.
Standing Committee Chairs
Rev. Dr. Paul Swarup
Paul is the Presbyter in Charge of the Cathedral Church of the Redemption, Diocese of Delhi, of the Church of North India.
He holds a PhD in OT/ Dead Sea Scrolls from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is a member of the fifteen member International team of translators of the New International Version (NIV), the Committee of Bible Translation (CBT). He was one of the OT editors of the one volume South Asia Bible Commentary (SABC) recently released and has written the commentaries on Exodus, Proverbs, Jeremiah and Lamentations in it. He is married to Nina (Nalini) and they have one son Daniel who is fifteen now.