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For Upcoming Ohio/South Ohio Conference, District and Connectional events listed  for this conference year,
please visit our Home Page!

Contact Brenda Curtis, our Benevolent Chairperson, to have her formally send
get well cards, sympathy cards, flowers,  and to contact the person who does resolutions, etc. 
from our church!

Need Transportation to Sunday School or Worship Service?  

Contact Brother Paul Jones at 740.683.7116 (cell) or 740.452.1844 (home) OR
Brother Kenny Wooten at 740.454.8265

This website is maintained by Dr. Brenda Kay Toler.  Church information to be posted can be sent to:

                                   ST. PAUL A.M.E. CHURCH PRAYER LIST: (Sick, Shut-Ins, and "Special Prayer" Requests)
                                   Please take the time to send cards or make calls to those on this list to shower
                                   them with Christian love and spiritual support! 

Saundra Edwards, Kenny Dickinson, Michelle Perry (Home from Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio)
Roger Touvell (Home from Genesis Hospital), Stefon Martin, John Largent
Denver Norman (Home from Riverside Hospital & Ohio Health Rehabilitation Hospital, 1087 Dennison Ave. 
Columbus, Ohio 43201)
Earnestine Easley, Gail Curtis, Jo Mayle, Libby Curtis,
Marva Burrell (Home from Genesis Hospital), 
Bishop James W. Gaiters, Sr., Michael Cloyd, Sandy Jones,
Stephanie Barnett  Hocker, Edelina Snyder, Arlene Toler, 
Tammy Harris, Deirdrea Edwards O'Neal, Dr. Willie Glover, Jennifer Edwards
Loretta Hale, Carmen Barnett,  Felicia Gilbert,  
Linda Hill - Cedar Hill Care Center - Room 220, 1136 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Edith Henderson,  Josephine Gillard, Larry Dickinson, Sondra Wooten,   
Johnny Frenzley - (Room #118-  Altercare Zanesville, Zanesville, Ohio)
​Florence Fields, ​  Rev. Robert Palmer, Rev. Clifton Kilpatrick,
Janae Hughes Jamison- (Newark Care and Rehabilitation, 75 McMillen Dr. Newark, Ohio 43055)
Brenda Toler, Jennifer Curtis,  Sadie Sims,
Dwight Hudson, Carl Burns,  Marsha Bishop, Pat Frenzley, 
Lyndsey Johnson, Lonnie Chason,  Beverly Myers,  Evan Spencer,  William "Billy" Gilbert,  
Syl Angel,  Leonard "Leo" Payton,  Nedra Angel, 
Barbara Kennedy, Teresa Sims,  Julia Chason,  Sandy Felix,  Debbie Smith - Fisher,   
Betty Bellamy - The Worthington At Gahanna, Apt. #205, 1201 Riva Ridge Court, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Shirley Johnson - Room # 108  The Oaks at Bethesda, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Gail Curtis - Room #613  Adams Lane Care Center, 1856 Adams Lane, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 
Cheryl Tate - Room # 301  Altercare Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Dorothy (JoAnn) Williams - Room # 312  The Oaks at Northpointe, Zanesville, Ohio 43701),
Gary Wooten - Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave., Columbus, Ohio  43214


​                                    Happy New Year......May the New Year hold many blessings for you!

                                       Have a blessed Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 20, 2020


Welcome to our new Bishop, Dr. Frank Madison Reid lll and
Supervisor, Marlaa' Hall Reid!! Congratuations on being assigned 
as the new Episcopal team of the Third Episcopal District. 

Below are the names of church members, community members, relatives and friends that are in care
facilities.  Please take time to place a call, send a card or make a visit.  May God continue to bless
you as you bless others with your  acts of kindness!

The address for The OAKS AT  NORTHPOINTE is 3291 Northpointe Dr. , Zanesville, Ohio 43701 740.452.3000

1. Dorothy (JoAnn) Williams  - Room # 312

The address for ADAMS LANE CARE CENTER RESIDENTS listed below is 
1856 Adams Lane, Zanesville, Ohio 43701

1. Gail Curtis  -  Adams Lane Care Center - Room #613 

The address for WILLOW  HAVEN CARE CENTER  is  1020 Taylor Street,  Zanesville, Ohio  43701

The address for STERLING SUITES at  CEDAR HILL is 1126 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 

The address for CEDAR Hill Care Center Residents is 1136 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701

1. Linda Hill - Cedar Hill Care Center - Room 220

The address for NEWARK CARE AND REHABILITATION, 75 McMillen Dr. Newark, Ohio 43055

1. Janae Hughes Jamison

The address for THE  WORTHINGTON  AT  GAHANNA -   1201 Riva Ridge Court, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(This is an assisted living facility located in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.)

1. Betty Bellamy - Phone 614.656.8651  Apartment # 205

The address for THE OAKS AT BETHESDA is 2971 Maple Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 740.452.3800
1. Shirley Johnson - Room #108

MORRISON HOUSE - Genesis Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Zanesville
713 Forest Ave. Zanesville, Ohio.

The address for ALTERCARE  ZANESVILLE is 4200 Harrington Drive, Zanesville Ohio 43701  740.452.4351
1. Cheryl Tate - Altercare Zanesville - Room # 308
2. Johnny Frenzley - Altercare Zanesville - Room # 118

Kerron Brantley's Mailing Address for a Card Shower is: (Please remember to include
the ID NUMBER with his name!)

Kerron Brantley A697301
MCI, P.O. BOX 57
Marion, Ohio 43302

Birth Announcements:
1. Jaxon  - Born to  Brandee Hughes; Grandparents Randy & Brenda Hughes
2. Dean Eugene - Born to Tiesha Hunter; Grandparent Chad Dalton
3. Lavaeh Mae  - Born to Destiny Renee Johnson; Grandparent Felicia Dickinson
4. Kyah Jo  - Born to Tobi & Jimmy Toler; Grandparent the late Donis Toler, Sr.
5. Zaydenn Cole  - Born to Janae & Aaron Jamison; Grandparents Randy & Brenda Hughes
6. Tiana  Jean -  Born to Tiesha Hunter; Grandparent Chad Dalton
7. Kheenan LaMonte - Born to Joshua & Mackenzie; Grandparent Teresa Barnett Ayers 



The family of James D. Singer
The family of Thristina Glaze Curtis
The Brantley-Coleman family of Baby Grace Coleman
The family of Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Liggins, Past Presiding Elder of St. Paul AME Zanesville
The family of Wetona "Toni" Tonya Penny
The family of Leon Gaiters
The family of Anthony (Tony) Reid
The family of Georgia Spaulding, WMS Life Member
The family of Beverly "Jo" JoAnn Williams
The family of Patricia Ann (Wyatt) Cox Dansby
The family of Barry Brown
The family of Dorothy Louise Goins
The family of Helen Palmer-Burns
The family of Edley Martin
The family of Larry Eugene Hampton 
The family of Peggy Gaiters
The family of Richard "Ricky" Edwards
The family of James Kirby
The family of Vickie Dalrymple 
The family of Frankie Harvey, Sr.
The family of Paul Cornelius Martin
The family of Henry Williams
The family of Nelson Parker
The family of Steve Francis (Murph) McLaurin Sr.
The family of Senior Bishop McKinley Young, Presiding Prelate, Third Episcopal District
The family of Connie Virginia Green Day

                                            JANUARY 26, 2020

Don't forget to mark your calendars with important dates for this entire 2019-2020 Ohio
South Ohio Conference Year! 
They are listed on the homepage of this website!!  

1.  "Recycle for Sight program" by donating your old used eye . 
These glasses will be sent all over our country and around the world to 
those in need. Help made a difference!

2. Attention parents and students!! Stay aware of scholarship opportunities ALL 
YEAR long by copying and pasting  the Muskingum County Community Foundation
Scholarship Central  link below into your browser address bar:

You may also learn about workshops, events and projects by copying and
pasting the website address below into your browser address bar:

3.  To pay your tithes or make a donation to St. Paul AME Church Zanesville                                                      
please click on the GIVING TAB above, and you can make your monetary
donations there. You do not have to have a PayPal account to make your donation.
All major credit cards are accepted. Thank you for your contributions and donations. 

4. The 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Zanesville Scholarship Prayer Breakfast
will be Monday January 20, 2020 at 9 a.m. at North Terrace Church of Christ, 
located at 1420 Brandywine Blvd. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at 
the Muskingum County Welcome Center, located at 205 N 5th St. Zanesville, Ohio.
FOOD DRIVE DONATIONS can be dropped off at Christ’s Table, 28 S 6th Street. 
For large donations contact the Muskingum County Hunger Network at (740) 453-8130.
This year the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce will be honored.

Congratulations to the 2020 MLK Recipients

Bishop Rosecrans-
Jerzie Johnson ​
*​Kazia Barnes
John Glenn-
Tsigereda McClelland
Jodi Stoner
Aaryan Vaishnav
Jakob Plummer
Kierra Beal
Kayla Guerrieri
Kaden Mayle                                                                            
Trey Wilson
Brianna Darden
Lucas Miller
Minh-Chau Scott
West Muskingum-
Kaleb Ihlenfeld
Danielle Dupler
Kenzi Edwards-Suttles
Brailey Harris
Jesse Hill
RhaeLynn Hutzel
Aayla Mayle
Carlon Steven


5.   Congratulations to Deanna Martin on being featured in the November
edition of the Genesis Live Well Magazine. 

6.  Congratulations to Hortense Jones on her recognition at the 2019 NAACP 
Freedom Fund Banquet.

8.  Congratulations to Ruby Kilpatrick on being elected First Vice President 
of the Women's Missionary Society of the Ohio South Ohio Conference. 

9.  Congratulations to Costella Haley for being named Staff of the Month
on her job at MCJDC.

10. The Third District Lay Organization Retreat is January 17 & 18, 2020 in Columbus,
Ohio at the Airport Embassy Suites. On-Site registration is $170 plus your hotel room 


Missionary/YPD News/Announcements from our Third District President, 
JoAnn Harris & Ohio/South OhioConference

1. The Women's Missionary Society  will hold its Executive Board  Meeting
in Houston, Texas January 2020.

2. There will be a Black History Program sponsored by the WMS on
Sunday, February 16, 2020.  A Soul Food Sit Down Dinner will be held in
conjunction with the program.  Ticket information is forthcoming. 
No tickets will be sold at the door. 

3. Please remember to pay your  $23.00 WMS dues at the next WMS meeting, 
if you have not done so already. 

4. The next WMS Sunday will be the fifth Sunday in March 2020. 



The Young Peoples' Division of St. Paul A.M.E. Zanesville....."YPD Bulletin Board News Corner"

​1. The YPD of St. Paul AME Church Zanesville is collecting hats and gloves this January. There are                  
boxes in the fellowship hall. These items will be distributed to children in need in the Zanesville
community.  This project is part of the "I Glove You" district wide project.

2. The YPD will sponsor a "Movie Night" on January 26, 2020 as
part of the "Souper Bowl" district wide project. 
Monies raised at this event will be donated to Christ's Table.
Children should bring  a canned good for entry.

3. The YPD Leadership Training Institute will be held in
Louisville, Kentucky in March 2020. The registration 
fee will be $175.00.

Death Announcements:

COLUMBUS, OHIO  - Presiding Elder Rev. Dr. Thomas Liggins - 1935 - 2019
Thomas Elmer Liggins was born on November 10, 1935 in Wolfdale, Pennsylvania
to the late Edward S. and Eura Maxine Patterson Liggins. His Sunday evening birth 
may have been a prophetic indication of his life's dedication to Christian ministry. He
spent his childhood as an active member of St. Paul AME Church in Washington, PA. 
He received his call to ministry at the young age of 15 at Payne Chapel AME Church in 
nearby Canonsburg. 

On January 28, 1951, Rev. Liggins was licensed to preach under the leadership of 
Rev. Solomon M. Cooper. Three years later, he was ordained an Itinerate Deacon
in the African Methodist Episcopal Church by Bishop A. J. Allen. Rev. Liggins earned a
dual undergraduate degree from The Ohio State Universityand Syracuse University in
New York. He attained a Master of Divinity Degree from Payne Theological Seminary in
Wilberforce, Ohio. His post-graduate studies continued at Yale Divinity School in
New Haven, Connecticut. While attending OSU, Rev. Liggins joined Bethel AME Church 
in Columbus, Ohio – under the leadership of Rev. Robert H. Reid, Jr. In full circle, his 
youngest son Timothy, currently serves that congregation as pastor. 

In 1955, Bishop A. J. Allen appointed Rev. Liggins to his first pastoral assignment at
St. Paul AME in Westerville, OH. Over the next 34 years, he faithfully led congregations
at St. John AME in Worthington, Ohio; Allen Chapel AME in Marysville, Ohio; Zion AME in 
Delaware, Ohio; Quinn Memorial in Steubenville, Ohio and St. Paul AME in Columbus, Ohio. 
Under his leadership, those congregations blossomed in church growth, community impact
and capital development. Rev. Liggins oversaw several expansion projects, integrated his
congregations, repaired church facilities and initiated community programs including a 
prison ministry with Scioto Village Reformatory for Girls. Rev. Liggins' ministry took a 
transformational leap in 1989 when Bishop Richard Allen Hildebrand appointed him as 
Presiding Elder of the Columbus District of the Ohio Conference. Then in 1995, Bishop 
Henry Allen Belin, Jr. appointed him as Presiding Elder of the Dayton District of the South 
Ohio Conference. In 1999, Rev. Liggins took on the tremendous responsibility of serving 
both the Columbus and Springfield/Xenia Districts. He led both dutifully until 2002. During
his tenure as Presiding Elder, Rev. Liggins mentored and guided many licentiates as they 
embarked upon their ministerial journeys. 

In 2003, Rev. Liggins stepped down from his role as Presiding Elder due to health concerns. 
Yet, he refused to allow those challenges to thwart his service to Christ. He was appointed 
Administrative Assistant to Bishop Robert Vaughn Webster, a position he held until his 
retirement in 2008. In addition to his roles as pastor and Presiding Elder, Rev. Liggins always
 stayed "on the go". He traveled the Third Episcopal District as lecturer for the series of
 Annual Conferences. He also served as an adjunct professor of AME Doctrine and Polity 
at Payne Theological Seminary, and as a member of its Interim Administrative Team during 
the seminary's search for a new president. 

He adeptly served as accountant and treasurer for the Third Episcopal District for 28 years, 
from 1980 to 2008. Rev. Liggins not only served the Kingdom of God through ministry, but 
also through civic leadership. He was treasurer and vice-president of the Ohio Council of 
Churches; Protestant Chaplin at the Marysville Reformatory for Women; President of the
Steubenville Branch of the NAACP, and chaplain for the State of Ohio NAACP. He even 
produced and hosted a weekly talk show in Steubenville titled The Problem Is. For over 
30 years, Rev. Liggins served as administrator for the Helen Evans Apartments in Marysville,
Ohio. On October 19, 2019, the complex named its library in his honor. His attendance at that 
ceremony would be his last public outing. Rev. Liggins proudly served as a deputy sheriff in
both Jefferson and Franklin Counties. During that same era, he owned and operated Liggins
and Associates Security and Private Investigation Company in Columbus, Ohio. Over the 
course of his life in ministry and dedicated service, Rev. Liggins was awarded several honorary
degrees: An honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Union Baptist College and Theological 
Seminary in 1974, an honorary Doctor of Divinity from B. F. Lee Theological Seminary of 
Edward Waters College in 1976, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the College
of West Africa in Monrovia, Liberia in 1984.

 Rev. Liggins was a die-hard Steelers and Buckeyes fan and passionately cheered on both
 teams with great affinity.  Rev. Liggins leaves to cherish his memory: his loving and devoted 
wife of 26 years, LaDonna Moore Liggins; five accomplished
and talented children: Thomas Edward (Fran) Liggins of Savannah, GA, Theresa Elaine Liggins, 
Terri Eileen Liggins, Toni Eljean (Wallace) Woods and Timothy Eugene Liggins, all of Columbus, 
Ohio. He is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Mary Liggins-Goodrich.
He will forever be loved and remembered by 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren;
two brothers: Edward (Leavenworth, KS) and Damon (Clarksville, TN); one sister, 
Juanita (Charlotte, NC); one special sister-in-law Mary Kay Moore; a "bonus" daughter, Valencia
Wicker; several close cousins and a host of extended family members. Celebration of 
Life 12 noon, Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Mt. Vernon Avenue A.M.E. Church, 1127 
Mt. Vernon Ave., where his family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the start 
of service. Arrangements were entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE,
720 E. Long St. To send flowers and express condolences to the Liggins family, please visit 
his online tribute wall at


ZANESVILLE, OHIO:  Beverly "Jo" JoAnn Williams, 85 of Zanesville, died 6:43 PM, Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Oaks at Northpointe. She was born Thursday, December 21, 1933, in Monessen, PA the daughter of Harry Douglas Williams and Mable (Curtis) Williams and was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church. 

She enjoyed traveling; taking care of her family home and caring for her flowers and yard and was very outgoing and friendly and very social. The family would like to offer special thanks to the Oaks at North Pointe and Shrivers Hospice for the special care they gave to Jo during her illness.

Jo is survived by special friends: Sherry Lane, LuAnn Cantrell, Aloma Graves, Dale Graves, Paula Graves and Flora Jean Noland; great neighbors: Dan Tabler and Michael Holbert; and several nieces and nephews including Gail and Jeffery Curtis and Sharon Curtis.

In Addition to her parents she was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Graveside Services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, September 13, 2019, at Woodlawn Cemetery, 548 Pershing Road, Zanesville, with Rev. Clifton Kilpatrick officiating.


COLUMBUS, OHIO: Senior Bishop McKinley Young, Presiding Prelate, Third Episcopal District
The Council of Bishops of the African wMethodist Episcopal Church acknowledging and surrendering 
to the will of God, announce that Bishop McKinley Young, the Senior Bishop and the 109th Elected 
and Consecrated Bishop, made his transition to the church triumphant on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. 
​The Council of Bishops asks that the Connectional Church, 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 Third Episcopal District as they have
lost their Episcopal Leader.

Senior Bishop McKinley Young was born in Atlanta, Georgia, a son of the Parsonage and a  
product of the Public Schools of Atlanta. He received degrees from Morris Brown College, Atlanta;
Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA; and the University of Chicago Divinity
School, Chicago, Il. He holds honorary Doctorates from six institutions of Higher Education. 
Young pastored churches in the 1st, 4th, and 6th Episcopal Districts being elected the
109th Bishop from Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta in 1992.

Bishop Young’s first Episcopal assignment was to the 15th District where he led in the Centennial 
Celebration of African Methodism in Southern Africa. Bishop Young has provided leadership 
in the Ecumenical Community for over 40 years. From 1996-2000 Bishop Young served as the
Ecumenical and Urban Affairs Officer for the AME Church. He served as a member of the 
Executive Committee of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, the Executive
Committee of the National Council of Churches, USA, the World Methodist Council, the
Pan-Methodist Commission, the Consultation on Church Union and the Conference of National
Black Churches. Serving in the 10th District from 200-2004, Bishop Young led the church in
stabilizing Paul Quinn College which was fully accredited by the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools (SACS). He served in the 11th District from 2004-2012 where Edward 
Waters College’s accreditation was sustained after taking SACS to Federal Court. Two million
dollars was raised by the District to secure EWC’s fiscal solvency. Subsequently, the EWC
Foundation was established. He focused on Christian Education, Ministerial Education, 
Continuing Education for Lay and Clergy and strengthening the component ministries of the
District. He initiated a comprehensive voter education, registration, and mobilization which
included a Day at the Capitol. Under Bishop Young’s administration, the Eleventh District 
acquired through purchase the AME first property in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. 

In 2008, Bishop McKinley Young was assigned to the Third Episcopal District which embraces
churches throughout the states of Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania. He also
served as Chancellor of Wilberforce University and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for 
Payne Theological Seminary. At the 50th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference 
of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bishop McKinley Young
was elevated to the office of Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and
reassigned to the Third Episcopal District for a second Quadrennium.

Bishop Young was involved with AME/SADA for over 20 years and served as the Chair of
the Board. He served as the President of the Council of Bishops and the General Board.
He chaired the Commissions on Women In Ministry, Global Witness and Ministry,
Annuity Investments and Insurance, and the Commission on Church Growth and Development.
Bishop Young was married to Dorothy Jackson Young and the father of; Karyn (Ron) Young-Lowe,
Deana (Julius) McAllister, Andrea (Roderick) Jones and Stephanie Lynn Young. Bishop and
Mrs. Young are the grandparents of Jennifer Renee and Jessica Christina Lowe, Julius III,
Colin and Dylan McAllister, Peyton, Noah, and Miles Jones. 

The home-going services for Senior Bishop McKinley Young were as follows:

Homegoing Service I:
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11:00am
Alumni Multiplex on the campus of Wilberforce University
1055 N. Pickett Road
Wilberforce, Ohio 45384

Homegoing Service II:
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Big Bethel AME Church
220 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA ·