Sunday, May 6, 2012

Second District Chaplain, Gamma Pi's Own Bro. Gerald Folsom, Among New AME Ordinations

Now he is the Rev. Dr. Folsom ...
 The weekend of April 26 was a huge one for Second District Chaplain Bro. Dr. Gerald Folsom, who is also the past Chaplain for Gamma Pi chapter. He was re-elected to his position as District Chaplain at the 64th Annual Second District Conference hosted by Gamma Pi at the Washington National Harbor. And during the 62nd Session of the Washington Annual AME Conference being held a few miles away, nine people were ordained as Itinerant Deacons in the AME Church. One of the nine was Bro. Folsom.

As an Itinerant Deacon in the AME Church, Bro. Dr. Folsom  carries the title of "Reverend" and is authorized to perform Baptisms, marriage ceremonies, burial rites and assist the Elder for the Communion Elements. The next step, after two more years in the AME Board of Examiners, would be the final ordination, as Itinerant Elder.

Bro Folsom was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,Inc. on November 20, 1982 at Beta Psi Chapter, Clark College (now Clark/Atlanta University) in Atlanta, Georgia. He serves on the ministerial staff of Community of Hope AME, under Rev Tony Lee, Senior Pastor in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland.

Bro. Dr. Folsom -- now officially Brother "Reverend Doctor" -- leads the"cradle of preachers" that are among the members of Gamma Pi chapter. Several Brothers, including current Chaplain Bro. Michael Turnbull, lead churches or regularly bring sermons at local churches.  Send Bro. Dr. Folsom an email shout out of congratulations!

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