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Pastor Kevin Jerome Agee

    Kevin Jerome Agee is a native of Washington, DC. He has served as Presiding Elder of the Washington-Virginia District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church since August of 2013.  Presiding Elder Agee was appointed Pastor of Williams Chapel CME Church in Front Royal, VA in August 2017. Prior to coming to The Chapel, he was the Pastor of Mount Pisgah CME Church in Baltimore, Maryland.  He was a member of the Committee on Ministerial Examination of the New York-Washington Region of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church from 1998 to 2013 and served as its Chairman from 2006 to 2013.  Reverend Agee has also served as Vice President of the New York-Washington Region Board of Christian Education, Philadelphia District Dean of Leadership Training, New York-New England District Dean of Leadership Training and Vice Chair of the New York-New England District Joint Board of Finance. Presiding Elder Agee previously served as the pastor of churches in Halifax, Virginia, Waterbury, Connecticut, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Jersey City, New Jersey Syracuse, New York and Washington, DC. Reverend Agee is also a former instructor in the Certificate of Theology Extension Program of the Office of Continuing Education of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. At the 2012 CME Pastors’ Conference and Phillips School of Theology Founders’ Day, Pastor Agee was recognized as the Outstanding Minister of the Seventh Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

   Presiding Elder Agee has held numerous ecumenical and interfaith leadership positions including President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Syracuse & Vicinity, President of the Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse, Vice President of Interfaith Works of Central New York, President of the Black Liturgical Churches Union of Jersey City, President of the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Vice President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Bridgeport & Vicinity, and Chair of the Commission on Social Concerns of the Christian Conference of Connecticut. He has received awards for his social justice advocacy, community organizing and community service from multiple organizations including the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Waterbury Club (Humanitarian Award), the Waterbury Branch NAACP (Distinguished Service Award), the Jersey City Branch NAACP (Martin Luther King Drum Major for Justice Award), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Community Service Award), the YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County (Academy of Diversity Achievers), the Greater Syracuse Labor Council (Friend of Labor Award) , the Community Wide Dialogue to End Racism of Interfaith Works of Central New York (Racial Justice Catalyst Award) and the Syracuse Onondaga Branch NAACP (Freedom Award).

   Pastor Agee holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and a Master of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He also did postgraduate studies at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut and received a Certificate of Administration and Management from the Institute for Church Administration and Management in Atlanta, Georgia and a Certificate of Pastoral Crisis Intervention from the Critical Incident Stress Foundation and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Presiding Elder Agee is married to Gwendolyn Jean Wallace Agee and they have two adult sons, Toby and Derrick, a daughter-in-law, Jasmine, and five grandchildren, DaMonique, Kaishon, Dovon, Davin and Jacob.