Former NBA player Stan McKenzie, husband of first woman AME Church bishop, dead at 76

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(RNS) — Stan McKenzie, the first male episcopal supervisor of missionary work in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the husband of Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, has died. The Christian Recorder, the official publication of the denomination, announced his death, which occurred on Wednesday (July 21). Stan McKenzie, 76, died in Dallas after a brief … Read more

Retiring Bishop Vashti McKenzie, first AME Church woman prelate, reflects on a groundbreaking career

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(RNS) — Just-retired Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie is an apologist for an adaptive style of leadership. It’s what has helped her succeed as the first woman to hold many roles in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. And it’s a style of leadership she said was needed during the pandemic. “Adaptive leadership means that you are … Read more