Our Presiding Elders

The presiding elder is the official of the A.M.E. Connection charged with the responsibility of seeing that each local church under his supervision understand and complies with the policies and program of the connection. He/she presides over the Quarterly Conference sessions at which time he/she gets all the information necessary to inform them that the local congregation is operating in harmony with the laws of the A.M.E. Connection, and meeting all of its obligations to the connection. The presiding elder is appointed by the bishop.

Presiding Elders Council

North Texas Conference
Dallas District – Rev. Dr. Ella M. McDonald
Tyler District – Rev. Mittie Muse Sr.

Northwest Texas Conference
Greater Forth Worth District – Rev. Johnny R. Mitchell
Paul Quinn District – Rev. Dr. George Johnson

Southwest Texas Conference
San Antonio District – Rev. Dr. Ida W. Keener
Austin Capital District – Rev. Dr. L. R. Emanuel

Texas Conference
North Houston District –Rev. Chuma Okoli
South Houston District –Rev. Brenda Beckford Payne

Greater Dallas District – North Texas Conference

Thumbnail: The Reverend James W. Ford, Presiding ElderRev. Dr. Ella M. McDonald

3916 Waterford
Denton, Texas 76210
Cell: 214-232-4170
emmcd7@verizon.net

Tyler District – North Texas Conference

Thumbnail: The Reverend James W. Ford, Presiding ElderRev. Mittie Muse, Sr., Presiding Elder
Sis. Mavis Muse, First Lady

10202 CR 272
Tyler, Texas 75707
Home: (903) 566-5558
Cell: (903) 312-0604
mittiemuse@suddenlink.net

Greater Fort Worth District – Northwest Texas

Thumbnail: The Reverend James W. Ford, Presiding ElderRev. Johnny Ray Mitchell, Presiding Elder
Rev. DeLois Evans-Mitchell, First Lady

4347 S. Hampton Rd. Suite 150
Dallas, Texas 75232
214-333-3331 Office/Fax | 214-212-7246 Cell
pastorjr1832@aol.com
greaterfwdist@netscape.net

Paul Quinn District – Northwest Texas

Thumbnail: The Reverend James W. Ford, Presiding ElderRev. Dr. George Johnson, Presiding Elder
Sis. Phyllis J. Johnson, First Lady

Paul Quinn District Office
Post Office Box 5007
Waco, Texas 76708
Phone: (254) 315-1050
phyllisjj21@aol.com
revgeorgejj@aol.com

San Antonio District – Southwest Texas

Thumbnail: The Reverend James W. Ford, Presiding ElderRev. Ida W. Keener, Presiding Elder
Bro. Bennie E. Keener, Sr., First Man

3206 Canyon Heights Road
Belton, Texas 76513
Home: (254) 939-0608 | Cell: (832) 545-2714
ida_keener@sbcglobal.net

Austin Capital District – Southwest Texas

Thumbnail: The Reverend James W. Ford, Presiding ElderRev. Dr. Lawrence R. Emanuel, Sr., Presiding Elder
Sis. Gloria Page Emanuel, First Lady

2024 King Cole Drive
Waco, TX 76705-2749
Office: (254) 799-8576 | Cell: (254) 405-0042 | Fax: (254) 799-9354
District Email: pe_auscapitaldistrict@att.net
Presiding Elder Email: pelremanuelsr_acd@att.net
www.austin-capitaldistrict-10thdistamec.org

North Houston District – Texas Conference

Thumbnail: The Reverend James W. Ford, Presiding ElderRev. Chuma Okoli, Presiding Elder
Sis. Ellen Okoli, First Lady

3318 Falcon Trail Dr,
Spring Texas 77323
(832)-882-6123
revokoli@hotmail.com

South Houston District – Texas Conference

Thumbnail: The Reverend James W. Ford, Presiding Elder Rev. Brenda Beckford Payne, Presiding Elder
Bro. Jerryl Payne, First Gentleman

4018 Highknoll Lane
Seabrook, Texas 77586
281-389-3600
revpayne@comcast.net