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Conference Leadership

The 2020 Canadian Annual Conference Virtual Experience is presented to you by:

Bishop John F. White - Presiding Prelate

Mrs. Penny H. White - Episcopal Supervisor

Rev. Stacey L. Smith - Host Presiding Elder

Rev. Denise Johnson - Host Pastor

Central Grove AME Church

Harrow, OT

The Annual Sermon

The Reverend Jivaro Smith

Emmanuel Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church

Pickering, Ontario

Welcome to the Canadian Annual Conference Virtual Experience!

Thank you for joining us for the 4th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church's series of Annual Conferences! We're blessed to have the opportunity to provide you with resources to empower you to enjoy this Virtual Annual Conference experience from wherever you are! Our team is working diligently to keep you up-to-date with information that will offer you the best virtual conference we could present! In this space, you'll find downloadable documents, web-links, giving gateways, social media connections, our live streaming platform and much much more! We pray that this experience is enjoyable!

Conference Itinerary At-A-Glance

  • Thursday, August 6th

WMS, WIM, & Lay

  • Friday, August 7th

Annual Conference Business Session

  • Saturday, August 8th



Reverend Stacey L. Smith

Host Presiding Elder

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2020 Canadian Annual Conference | Full Itinerary

Thursday, August 6, 2020 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon 

Women’s Missionary Society Convention

Mrs. Penny H. White, Supervisor - Presiding 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Women In Ministry Meeting

Annual Conference Coordinator - Presiding 

1:00 p.m. 

Presiding Elders and Conference Finance Committee 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Conference Lay Organization

Conference Branch President - Presiding 

Friday, August 7, 2020 

8:00 a.m.

Roll Call 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

Opening Worship Service - The Annual Sermon 

10:00 a.m. 

Business Session I - Bishop John F. White 

Call to Order 


Organization of Annual Conference 

Election of Conference Officers 

Approval of the Agenda 

Presiding Elder Summary Reports | Presiding Elder 

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Intermission/Break 

11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon 

Report of the Board of Examiners 

Committee Reports (As determined by the Bishop) 

12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Business Session II - Bishop John F. White 

Pastors’ Reports 

Memorial Service 

Superannuation Service 

Disciplinary Questions 

Commissioning Service 



Saturday, August 8, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon 

Young People’s Department Activity

YPD Director, YPD President - Presiding