We are transforming lives by responding to and advocating for the needs, concerns, aspirations, and grievances of African American congregations within the Presbytery of the James.

Our mission is to:

  • Support and nurture the holistic health and sustained growth of the church;
  • Ensure equal participation of African Americans in the life and work of the Presbytery of the James and in the Presbyterian Church (USA);
  • Promote communication by serving as a liaison between the African American churches and the Presbytery of the James; and
  • Promote unity and cultural understanding within the Presbytery.


Peggy Fox, moderator

Abraham Bethea, vice moderator

Ulysses S. Payne, treasurer

Renee Bonner, secretary

Willie Woodson, chaplain

Evalyn Page, parliamentarian


All Souls Presbyterian Church, Richmond

Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Nottoway

Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Richmond

First United Presbyterian Church, Richmond

Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Amelia

Ogden Presbyterian Church, Broadnax

Thyne Memorial Presbyterian Church, Chase City

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Petersburg

Woodville Presbyterian Church, Richmond

Zion Hill Presbyterian Church, Amelia

Trinity Ghanaian Fellowship, Richmond

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"And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Micah 6:8