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McKenzie, Vashti Murphy

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 70 years of age.

1947 – Born on the 28th of May.

         – McKenzie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.

         – She received Master of Divinity degree from Howard University and her Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Ohio.

1984 – McKenzie received her first ordination when she was made an itinerant deacon and appointed to pastor a small church in Chesapeake City, Maryland.

1989 – Pastor of Payne Memorial Church in Baltimore.

2000 – She was elected and consecrated the 117th bishop of the church at the General Conference.

2005 – McKenzie again made history by becoming the first female president of the Council of Bishops of the AME Church, and the Titular head of the Church.