Homegoing of a Saint – Bishop Roy Anderson Holmes, Washington, DC

From the African Methodist Episcopal Zion News Service:

The funeral arrangements for the Right Reverend Roy Anderson Holmes, Presiding Prelate of the Northeastern Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church:

Memorial service at Metropolitan AME Zion Church, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Visitation/viewing from 4-7 PM, services at 7 PM; Reverend Terry L. Jones Sr., Pastor

Funeral service at Greater Walters AME Zion Church, Chicago, IL, Monday May 13, 2013, Visitation/viewing, 10 AM, service at 11 AM; Reverend Joel D. Miles, Pastor.

We continue to keep the Holmes family lifted in prayer.

Bio information:

Bishop Holmes was born April 13, 1951. He is married to Mrs. Lovetta Goodson Holmes. He is the father of Krista M. Holmes; Mrs. Kimberly M. Strickland (Rev. Mwana Strickland); and granddaughters Niya and Teirra.

Education and Honors:

Bishop Holmes is a graduate of Morris Brown College and the Hood Theological Seminary. He also received a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary in 2002.


His pastorates include churches in Chicago, Illinois; Pittsburg, PA; Elizabeth City, NC; Whitmire, SC. Bishop Holmes was elected the 92nd Bishop of the AME Zion Church at the 47th General Conference, 2004.


Bishop Hoilmes has held positions with the AME Zion Connectional Budget Board, Ministerial Relief; delegate to the General Conference; delegate to the World Methodist Conference; Presidents and Secretary of Hood Alumni Association; Life Member, NAACP. He’s also a recipient of the UNCF Alumni Award, Morris Brown College, City of Chicago Honorary Street sign (June 2000 – Roy A. Holmes Blvd.), Who’s Who in Executive and Businesses 2002 and the 2003 Monarch Award in category of Religion from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


3 responses

  1. | Reply

    Pastor Houston, Please correct the statement regarding Bishop Anderson of being a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Please note Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sorority.


    Rev. Justin M. Shamell, M. Div.

    “I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality”Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

    1. Thanks for the correction!

  2. Min. Richard Price | Reply

    Min. Richard Price, M.A.

    ” Bishop would always tell me in conversation, ” Walk like a Man, Talk like a Man, And the world will treat you like a Man! rest now bishop rest.

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by Pastor Robert Earl Houston

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