A Biographical Sketch of George Francis Flowers

Executive Director, Department of Global Witness and Ministry African Methodist Episcopal Church

 

BORN:                    Columbia, South Carolina

PARENTS:             The late Mr. Christopher Flowers, Sr., and the late Mrs.  Georgianna Jenkins Flowers

SPOUSE:               Phoenicia Brown Flowers, Charleston, South Carolina

CHILDREN:            Niko Gabriel Flowers, Brooklyn, New York

                                George Francis Flowers, Jr., Charleston, South Carolina

                                Martyn Lloyd Flowers, Charlotte, North Carolina

EDUCATION:     

  • Public Schools of Columbia, South Carolina

  • Bachelor of Science, Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina, 1969

  • Master of Divinity, Interdenominational Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia, 1972

  • Doctor of  Ministry, Boston School of Theology, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985

  • United States Army Chaplain School, Received Certificate of Completion, Fort Hamilton, New York, 1973

  • Letterman Army Hospital, Presidio, California, Received Certificate Clinical  Pastoral Education, 1974

  • Received Certificate of Completion, ICAM at Interdenominational Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996

  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, Ohio, 2008

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:       

  • 1959-1962  Called to Preach Years/Student Assistant

  • 1963-1967   Pastor, Rock Hill Mission - Rural Columbia, SC

  • 1967-1968  Pastor, Little Mountain Circuit - Little Mountain/Chapin, SC

  • 1968-1971  Pastor, Weston Chapel  AME – Greenwood, SC

  • 1971-1973  Pastor, Friendship AME – Clinton, SC

  • 1973-1978  Chaplain (CPT)  United States Army

  • 1978-1980  Pastor, Bluffton Circuit – Hilton Head/Bluffton, SC

  • 1980-1988  Pastor,  Historic Liberty Hill AME – Summerton, SC

  • 1988-1994  Pastor, St. Luke AME  -- Charleston, SC

  • 1994-2000  Pastor, Williams Chapel AME – Orangeburg, SC

  • 2000 –Present, Executive Director, Department of Global Witness and Ministry African Methodist Episcopal Church

 

 

SPECIAL MINISTRIES:

  • Former Executive Director of Reid House of Christian Service, Charleston, SC

  • Former Member – The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston

  • Member of the City of Charleston and Trident United Way

  • Former Member of the General Board-AME Church (12 Years)

  • The Revisions Committee

  • Church World Service Board Member (12 Years)  Scribe (4 Years)

  • Member of the World Methodist Conference:  1986, (Nairobi, Kenya)  1991, (Singapore) 2001, (Brighton, England)  2011 (Durban, South Africa)

 

 

CURRENT ACTIVITIES:

  • Church World Service

  • Member of the World Methodist Conference, 2016

  • National Council of Churches of Christ, USA

  • Life Member – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

  • Gothic Lodge # 212 – F. & A.M.

  • Africare

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 1990 Man of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

  • 1985 and 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award, Turner Theological  Seminary

  • 2014 Recipient of  Turner Seminary Alumni  Hall of Fame Induction  

  • Presidential  Award, “Fortieth Year” In Ministry, 1999

  • State of SC, “Order of the Palmetto”

  • The House of Representative & Senate Award 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELS:

The Republic of South Africa, the Caribbean Islands, Haiti, Bermuda, Germany, Korea, England, Chile, Brazil, France, Paris, Egypt, Singapore,Australia, India, South America, North Kenya, and many other countries in Central, Southern, West and East Africa.

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