The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church acknowledging and surrendering to the will of God announces that the Right Reverend McKinley Young, the Senior Bishop and the 109th Elected and Consecrated Bishop, made his transition to the church triumphant on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Elected in 1992, Senior Bishop Young served the AME Church in Episcopal Districts in Southern Africa (15th), Texas (10th), Florida and the Bahamas (11th) and as its Ecumenical Officer. At the time of his death, he was the Presiding Prelate of the 3rd Episcopal District (Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia). He became the Senior Bishop of the church in 2012. (For more information on Bishop Young visit the AME Church Website.
The Council of Bishops asks that you join with us in prayer for Supervisor Dr. Dorothy Young, children, grandchildren, siblings and family that God will comfort them in their loss, and give them His peace. We also ask you to lift in prayer the 3rd Episcopal District as they have lost their Episcopal Leader.
Funeral arrangements have not been finalized at the time of this communication.
The Right Reverend Reginald T. Jackson, President
Council of Bishops of the AME Church
Dr. Jeffery Cooper