Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress

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Shirley Daniels, of Atlanta, center, and Mattie Colquitt, of Americus, sing during the noon worship session during the annual Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress held all July 24 - 27 at the downtown Augusta Marriott. More than 3,000 people from across the state are expected to attend the event. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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From left, Rev. Libya BaaQar, of St. Paul AME Church in Atlanta, Rev. Hope Sims Sutton, of Salem AME Church in Gray, Ga., and Rev. Conitras M. Houston Moore, of Greater Ward Chapel AME Church in Columbus, Ga., sing and pray during a worship session during the annual Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress held all July 24 - 27 at the downtown Augusta Marriott. More than 3,000 people from across the state are expected to attend the event. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Members of the youth choir sing during a noon worship session during the annual Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress held all July 24 - 27 at the downtown Augusta Marriott. More than 3,000 people from across the state are expected to attend the event. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Cord Franklin Jr., of Antioch AME Church in Stone Mountain, Ga., leads a crowd in song during the noon worship session on the second day of the annual Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress held all July 24 - 27 at the downtown Augusta Marriott. More than 3,000 people from across the state are expected to attend the event. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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More than 3,000 youths and lay members from across the state of Georgia are expected to attend the annual Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress held all July 24 - 27 at the downtown Augusta Marriott. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Astra Freeman, of Macon, Ga., waves as she sings during a noon worship session on the second day of the annual Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress held all July 24 - 27 at the downtown Augusta Marriott. More than 3,000 people from across the state are expected to attend the event. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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The Rev. George A. Moore, Jr., pastor of St. Philip Monumental in Savannah, reads the Gospel during a noon worship session on the second day of the annual Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress held all July 24 - 27 at the downtown Augusta Marriott. More than 3,000 people from across the state are expected to attend the event. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Members of the youth choir sing during a noon worship session during the annual Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress held all July 24 - 27 at the downtown Augusta Marriott. More than 3,000 people from across the state are expected to attend the event. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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From left, Rev. Libya BaaQar, of St. Paul AME Church in Atlanta, Rev. Hope Sims Sutton, of Salem AME Church in Gray, Ga., and Rev. Conitras M. Houston Moore, of Greater Ward Chapel AME Church in Columbus, Ga., sing and pray during a worship session during the annual Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress held all July 24 - 27 at the downtown Augusta Marriott. More than 3,000 people from across the state are expected to attend the event. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Bishop Preston W. Williams II is presiding over the annual Sixth Episcopal District AME Church Leadership and Ministry Congress held all July 24 - 27 at the downtown Augusta Marriott.More than 3,000 people from across the state are expected to attend the event. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)

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